Regatta underway despite wet weather...
Hitting the start line with speed, as the horn sounded, set Chong Wei Yong's Ker 32 Discover Sailing Asia - Getaway Ichi on their way and managed to extend at every turning mark, to clinch 3 bullets. They were inline for a fouth victory, till the wind faded away, allowing the smaller, lighter boats to close in and relegated them to fifth in Race 4. Although they didn't have it all their own way on the time sheets, as second place was less than a minute on corrected time behind and shared between Gordon Maxted's Young 88 Shoon Fung Too, Calvin Lim Zhi Yang's J24 Quarterdeck and Bernice Foo Ling Li's J24 Shengli. At the end of the day, the exchange of places, has resulted in Discover Sailing Asia - Getaway Ichi leading the way in Class A, with Quarterdeck in second and SMUMAD in third overall.
With a scoreline of 4th, two wins and 3rd place, Calvin Lim Zhi Yang's J24 Quarterdeck leads the way in Class B, from the favoured yachts. By winning the fourth race, Alexi Lim Zongwei's Platu 25 SMUMAD sneaks into second overall by 2 points, from Gordon Maxted's Young 88 Shoon Fung Too. Speaking to the skippers, the common complaint is that they need to more wind to overcome the lighter boats.
Racing continues tomorrow and another four races are scheduled. As the North East tradewind is forecast to return, the heavier boats might have their way, but should be carefull how much wind they wish for.
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