7- Its over, the winners are Kaze, Grand Lux & Lady
Adding onto yesterdays victory Victor Nurcombe Bavaria 56 Sakkara crossed the finish line for the daily double but as the drop race comes into play and despite Robert Lamoureux's Beneteau Sense 55 Grand Lux not finishing today, the remaining points are shared and is enough for Grand Lux to retain the top spot in the Premier Cruising Class. Out of time at the shortened finish line, Fintan McKiernan Beneteau 50 Sea Monster also scores average points and ends up in third overall.
It finally happened, Xavier Glenard / Damien Geoffray Dash 750 Kaze was beaten by Graham Horn's Corsair Dash Mk II Jaza Too in the final race. Five wins in a row and Kaze successfully defends the Multihull title with a day to spare. After taking most the line honours, Guy Scott's Stealth 11.8 Afterburner finally converts it into second place and finishes in fourth overall on their first outing in anger. The win today keeps Horn's Jaza Too in second overall and by not finishing within the time limit, Alice Lim's Dash 750 DebDash is relegated to third overall.
After a dip in form yesterday and ruin their clean sheet, Chris Mitchell's Naut 40 Lady Bubbly rebounded with a win and overall victory in the Cruising Class with five wins. Second place for Patrick Lim's Oceanis 37 Windhover keeps them in second overall. Third place for Clive Haswell's 45ft Calon Lân secures third overall, after a dip in form midway through the regatta.
6 - Onto new pastures at Pulau Benan
On this occasion Victor Nurcombe Bavaria 56 Sakkara made the most of it and by posting another win, even up the score with Robert Lamoureux's Beneteau Sense 55 Grand Lux at the top of the Premier Cruising Class. All will depend on the final race shootout for the overall title. Third place for Fintan McKiernan Beneteau 50 Sea Monster guarantees them third overall.
Another win for Xavier Glenard / Damien Geoffray Dash 750 Kaze makes it five in a row and they successfully defend the Multihull title with a day to spare. Second place for Alice Lim's Dash 750 DebDash is a return to form but retirement yesterday keeps them in third overall, until the drop race comes into play. Third place for Graham Horn's Corsair Dash Mk II Jaza Too means they will be fighting it out with DebDash for the remaining podium positions.
It finally happened and the sailing purists on Chris Mitchell's Naut 40 Lady Bubbly had to start the engine, to battle the strong current and break their string of victories with 3rd place, but still hold the overall Cruising Class lead. After a string of third places Patrick Lim's Oceanis 37 Windhover filled the void, with a well deserved win to confirm second overall. Second place for Clive Haswell's 45ft Calon Lân secures third overall but can't afford any slip ups in the final race, as Graeme Hespe CS36 Jens Jaunt is still within striking distance.
5 - Change in the weather
The only yachts to finish in the Multihull Class, Xavier Glenard / Damien Geoffray Dash 750 Kaze continued on their winning way and 2nd place for Graham Horn Corsair Dash Mk II Jaza Too elevates them into second overall and relegates Alice Lim's Dash 750 DebDash to third overall.
In the Premier Cruising Class Robert Lamoureux Beneteau Sense 55 Grand Lux returned to form to break the tie and retake the overall lead. Second place for Victor Nurcombe Bavaria 56 Sakkara slips to second overall and looking for more breeze. As Prof David Stringer and Dr Irene Lim Beneteau 54 Kayhana have returned to Singapore, Fintan McKiernan Beneteau 50 Sea Monster takes over third place and third overall.
Chris Mitchell's Naut 40 Lady Bubbly have finished every race under sail and consequently make it four wins in a row and will score big on the AYGP pointscore after this event. Second place for Clive Haswell's 45ft Calon Lân improves their overall standing, while Patrick Lim's Oceanis 37 Windhover has scored four 3rd places to secure second overall. Slipping to 5th place Graeme Hespe CS36 Jens Jaunt charge up the table temporarily comes to a halt.
4 - Spending time with village people
Guy Scott' from the Stealth 11.8 Afterburner made a speech in Bahasa Indonesian and on behalf of his wife Henni presented the local school with two new laptop computers for educational purposes. An exciting afternoon was had by all, in front of the whole village, turning out in their finery.
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