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13th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2016

AY Race Report 4 & Summary

2016/17 AY Grand Prix Event

Goto AY Race Report 4Wind god gives up the ghost...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
July 24th: Despite three days of fickle weather and lengthy delays, racing still went ahead and a total of four races have been completed. The early morning drizzle and breathless conditions produced a glassy sea state today and despite the race committee searching for wind, nothing that was sailable could be found and the final day of racing had to be cancelled. Everyone thanked PRO Simon James and his team for their tireless work in difficult circumstances and the regatta organisers and friendly Cape Panwa Hotel staff for keeping the party going and producing a positive attitude. This amazing turnaround means yesterdays results will stand as final overall results. Goto AY Photo Gallery

It's an unfortunate way to end a regatta of this magnitude but mother nature always plays a big part at any sailing event and has the last say. This let down will not detract from the importance of this regatta. Young Thai kids including 15 year old Watcharich 'King' Aebi has gained a lot of worldly experience and character building sailing knowledge going into the future. Its also an excellent opportunity for serious racing teams to test their boat and crew early in the season, to see if their on the right track before tackling other AYGP point scoring events. For those that were superstitious about this years 13th event, mark down in your diary next year, the 14th running will be from July 19th - 23rd.

The final prize-giving and Gala Dinner at Cape Panwa Hotel, was presided over by Mr. Kalin Sarasin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tourism Authority of Thailand.

The Phuket Raceweek Recognition Award for Services to Sailing went to PRO Simon James for the patience shown during the week and many years helping to develop the marine industry in Asia.

Aussie Mick Tilden's Pixalux Sudu Blue scored four wins in a row and the only class to keep a clean sheet, takes the lead in the 2016-17 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP). It would be good to have more multihull's competing at other events and give them selves a chance to win the prestigious AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards.

Yesterdays results will stand as final overall results

First three skipper and boat in class.

IRC Racing 1
Ray Roberts TP52 Millenium Racing I
Peter Ahern TP52 Oi!

IRC Racing II
Scott Bradley Sydney 40 Emagine
David Dimmock Swan 42 Loco
Ben Copley Ker 40 Gust

IRC Racing III
Niels Degenkolw X3/4 Ton MK2 Phoenix
Lodewyckx/ Keith O’Donnell Farr 30 Foreign Affair
Peter Waa Farr 1104 Sailescapes Farrgo Express

Multihull Racing
Alan Carwadine Stealth 11.8 Asia Catamarans Hurricane
John Coffin Stealth 11.8 Java
Peter Wood Stealth 13s Top Cat

Firefly 850
John Newnham Twin Sharks
Hans Rahmann/Ian Coulson Voodoo
George Eddings Blue Nose

Mick Tilden Pixalux Sudu Blue
Charles Robinson Su Du Yellow

Zam Bevan H30

Platu 25
Clement Lim Phuket Boat Lagoon Weasel
Liz Schoch Phuket Boat Lagoon Fox
Kev Scott Absolute One Design

IRC Cruising/Charter
Jim Ellis S&S 42 Remington
Keith Garry X-412 BeauX Esprits
Jim Oosterweghel Hanse 400 Venture

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