13th SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta 2010

AY Race Report 5

Last chance for bragging rights...
By AsianYachting Event Media

August 27th: Saturday is the last day of racing at this years Western Circuit. It is make or break time for most the class titles and the final fling at the Gala Dinner & Prize giving plus the Charity Auction for Singapore Sailability in the Raffles Marina ballroom in the evening. Don't want to miss out on this one if your in Singapore.

A full round of windward /leeward races are planned but the weather will determine if they are completed. Sarab Singh's Sydney 40MOD WINDSIKHER holds a commanding lead in the IRC A class and David Ross' Kerr 32 KUKUKERCHU will have to win all the races to displace them from taking the title.

It is a different story in the IRC B class were the three SMU teams are fighting it out for the podium places. Christopher Lim's J24 SHENGLI has a two point lead over Shaun Toh's Farr Platu 25 SMUmad coming into the final rounds. Following close on their heels Fidelis Tan's Farr Platu 25 SMUve can also upset the apple cart with a superb performance.

In the PY Class, Adriaan Smit's X99 POWER PARTNERS completely outclassed the opposition in the earlier races but the handicap adjustments have allowed Dieter Trau's Jeanneau Sun Fizz WATERMELON to close within one point of the leaders. Leslie Fung's Hanse 315 TODAK 2 is also within striking distance.

The exciting and highly entertaining Moth Class, has James Cole's Bladerider BLITZ KRIEG BOP on top of the podium but Mark Robinson's Mach 2 VIVA LA VIDA has closed back in on the overall lead after missing a day of racing. Nicholas Leo Francis ASSASIN is in third place but will have put in a strong performance to hold of the chasing pack that are rapidly closing in.

Guy Markham's Nacra 20 RED ROCKET has a slender lead in the Catamaran Class and will have to go like a bat out of hell to clinch the title from the defending champions Nicolas Gillier and Jeremy Perrier's Viper F16 ISDOO. Uli Braun's Taipan 4.9 808 and David Lee/Goh Ah Soon's Taipan 4.9 282 are tied on 24 points and fighting it out for the third step on the podium.

In the Laser SB3 class Fabrice Piard's ALIDADE has a four point lead over Bob Comstock's COMPASS RISING and Wallace Cuthbertson's GLASGOW KISS that are tied on points for the second and third places on the podium.

If you can't make it down for the racing bring your car down and the Sailability gang will happily give it a wash as they are raising urgently needed funds for purchasing extra boats and competing at local and International events.

More info, results and photos will be posted at: http://www.westerncircuit.com/

Check out AY Race Report 6 at: http://asianyachting.com/news/WC10/6.htm
Race Report 4
at: http://asianyachting.com/news/WC10/4.htm

Race Report 3
at: http://asianyachting.com/news/WC10/3.htm
Race Report 2
at: http://asianyachting.com/news/WC10/2.htm
AY Race Report 1 at: http://asianyachting.com/news/WC10/1.htm
Pre-Regatta Report
at: http://asianyachting.com/news/WC10/0.htm

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