the winners are Shardana & Cicak
In many parts of the world this would be described as Champagne sailing conditions, conducted in T-shirt and shorts. The sailors that have turned up here, are very thankful for the opportunity to sail here and stretch their legs on lengthy courses, without any ships in sight.
Hitting the start line with speed, Joe Lombardo's Dufour 34 Shardana extended on the downwind, but attempting to carry the spinnaker to Rawa and fouling the sail change, allowed the others to catch up and Tim Hill's trimaran Cicak, to take over the lead. The windward beat saw the monohulls come back into their own, with Lombardo's Shardana taking line honours, a little over six minutes in front of Edwin Low's Young 84 Dream On. But in a repeat of yesterdays results, Wendlin Wald's Jenneau 36 Melissa III snatched the handicap honours, relegating Low's Dream On into second place and Lombardo's Dufour 34 Shardana into third place.
When the overall results were calculated, Lombardo's Shardana takes the Monohull victory. Despite scoring two wins, Wald's Melissa III were let down by withdrawing from the first race and settled on second overall, with Low's Dream On ending in third. Wald's Melissa III also won the Singapore to Besar Race and considered a fair shuffle of the trophy's, in the circumstances. Improving every day Derek Sharples Jenneau 40 SDF slotted into fourth, and happy with the result.
Although a couple minutes late for the start and hugging the coast on the downwind, slowed Freddy Fam's M23 Phoenix, they made up ground on the two sail reach and long upwind, to sneak across the finish line, sixteen seconds in front of Tim Hill's Corsair Sprint 725 Cicak. The roles were reversed when the Texal Rating was applied and victory for Hill's Cicak with a clean sweep of victories. Remarkably, both wives and children were noticed to be steering the boats at some stage during the race.
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