wind puts an end to the regatta at the bar...
Claiming some early wins kept Philip Turner’s Reichel-Pugh 66 Alive, at the top of the IRC Racing class and a new name appears on the Prime Minister's Challenge trophy on their first attempt. Unfortunately Ray Roberts Millenium Racing and Peter Ahern's syndicated Oi! didn't get a chance to improve their placing's and have to accept second and third places respectively.
Five wins in a row for Mick Tilden's syndicated Beneteau 44.7 Fujin earned them the LADA-IRC Challenge Trophy on their third attempt. Despite taking line honours, the Royal Malaysian Navy DK47 Uranus skippered by Masyuri bin Rahmat had to settle on second place and after an up and down regatta, Scott Bradley's Sydney 40 Emagine slotted into third in the IRC 1 class.
Vincent Chan's Titan 36 Mata Hari set out their intentions early and despite scoring 2nd and 3rd places yesterday, held a two point lead going into today's racing. Thankful for not having to endure a light changeable race, he is delighted to defend the title and accept the new RLIR IRC 2 Challenge Trophy. Niels Degenkolw's X 3/4 ton Mk2 Phoenix made a gallant attempt to return the trophy to his cabinet but run out of steam and settled on second place. Making their debut, Greg Reynolds Farr 30 Foreign Affair had their moments and slotted into third place.
Koh Ling Ying's Singapore Management University and Rizal Mahadi Sazili representing the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club went head to head, and the leaderboard changed each day, with the SMU triumphing by one point to take home the Langkawi Sports Trophy. Heidi b Ahmad's ATM kept them honest and third place is better than expected and take out the trophy for the under 25 age group.
David Liddell's Stealth 14m WOW made a clean sweep of the Multihull Class and wrapped up the Multihull Challenge Cup with a day to spare. Bob McIntyre's brand new Stealth 13m Allegro, had the honour of smudging WOW's clean sheet but second place was always on the cards. Grenville Fordham's 11.6m Andaman Cabriolet IMAGE Asia Niña was outsmarted by the two Stealth designs and couldn't defend the trophy on this occasion.
Unfortunately the Club Cruiser, Ocean Rover and White Sails classes have not raced for two days and the overall results stay the same.
Hurtling up the AYGP Pointscore, Mick Tilden's syndicated Beneteau 44.7 Fujin takes over the lead, with Philip Turner’s Reichel-Pugh 66 Alive close behind climbing up into second place, while Ray Roberts TP52 Millenium Racing efforts here, slots them into third place in the 2015-16 AYGP Rankings.
The special "Tunku Abdullah Sportsmanship" award in memory of the late Regatta Founding Chairman and RLYC Commodore Tunku Tan Sri Abdullah, is voted for by the participants and awarded for competitiveness, fair racing and comradeship, both on and off the water, goes to Rear Commodore of the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, Tunku Soraya Dakhlah and the crew on the flagship Manta Blu for forgoing yesterdays race, so the quicker catamarans could have a race in the light wind.
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