Samui Regatta 2019
Race Report 2
wait, wait at the 18th Samui Regatta...
28th, Koh Samui, Thailand: Sailing has often been described as
playing the waiting game. It starts with waiting for the crew to turn
up, then the wind to arrive and waiting for the tide to change and other
variables, before actually leaving the mooring. Today was one of those
days. The crew mustered at an early hour and departed for the offshore
starting area. Although there was a light sea breeze at the beach, the
further we got out to sea, the less breeze there was. Until we arrived
at the start boat, that looked like a painted ship sitting on a glassy
surface and PRO Ross Chisholm radioing the mark boats, that were dispatched
to the north and southern reaches of Koh Samui, looking for wind. Follow
the action in the AY
crews ask what happens on the media boat in these circumstances. Apart
from sweating away and the occasional swim to cool down, the usual delving
questions into ones personnel life and finances, complaints or compliments
about the regatta, and today advising the young Laos crew member, what
to worry about and how to behave when he goes to meet his future in laws
in Canada. When complete boredom sets in, during lengthy waiting periods,
a game of Geographical Trivial Pursuit sprung up and entertained everyone
in the process.
finally PRO Ross Chisholm announced the wait was finally over and allowed
everyone to go back to shore and wait for further instructions. Despite
the sunny conditions and cloud build up there was not enough wind to start
a race and at 1400hrs, an announcement that there will not be any racing
today and Race Director Simon James took the appropriate action onshore.
Racing continues tomorrow
and hopefully there is enough wind for racing to take place.
photos and results at: http://www.samuiregatta.com/
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