21st SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta 2018

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AY Race Report 3

Final results up in the air...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
August 16th: Although most the class leaders have all but secured the titles, the podium places are still up for grabs. There is also a protest pending for the SMU President's Cup last weekend, that could rearrange the Class A and B order. The forecast is for 10 to 12 knot South Westerly and if this materialises, up to three races could be run for the IRC A & B, PY, SB20, J24 and Multihull classes and will determine the eventual outcome. The drop race also comes into play for IRC A, B and PY classes, could also have some influence. Whatever happens everyone is looking forward to the gala presentation dinner and charity auction on Saturday night, in the Raffles Marina ballroom, to raise funds for Sailability Singapore. Capture the action in the AY Photo Gallery...

Jonathan Mahony's Humphries 42R Zanzibar has the upper hand in IRC A, as Justin Lean's Mumm 30 Invictus are still ruing, sailing the wrong course during the President's Cup and will have to go like a bat out of hell on the remaining races, to stage a comeback.

Kurt Metzger's Nelson 10 Waka Tere has a commanding lead in the IRC B class, but being subject to protest could bring the chasing pack closer together. Pascal Radue's X99 Born in Fire and Gordon Maxted's Young 840 Shoon Fung Too are 2nd and 3rd respectively, are hoping for more breeze to suite their boats performance.

While John Boers Holland 44 Sangaree has dominated proceedings at the front of the PY Class, the seven other yachts have had a ding dong battle and juggled the placing's. After a slow start to the regatta, Michael Teo's Olson 911SE Arbudhen, came good with 2nd and 3rd places to slot into 2nd overall. Presently James Sharpe's Moody 365 Southern Light holds onto 3rd overall but as the drop race comes into play, will have to finish in front of Van Maarschalkerweerd Luca A.G X-342 Minx to claim the remaining podium place.

Last weekend Jeremy Chase's Glasgow Kiss claimed the SB20 International Cup, in grand style. This weekend the SB20 Class continue with additional races, to be added to their present score. The final result will depend on who turns up, but they all have a momentous task in front of them, if they come up against Chase's Glasgow Kiss. They carry forward a 9 point lead over 2nd placed Stanley Chan's SSF 8 and 11 points over 3rd placed Xu Yuanzhen's SSF 7.

The closest battle comes in the J24 Class. Christian Chang's Shengli and Zaheera Hashim's Balqis are tied on 11 points for the lead. They have gone blow for blow and its likely to continue. If Lim Yi Fei's RSYC Satu can become the meat in the sandwich and as the drop race comes into play, are likely scenarios that could determine the winner.

With 8 wins already posted, it will take something untoward for Scott McCook's Dash 750 Dinghao to lose the Multihull Class title from here. Deborah Barker's Abra Ca Deborah Too helmed by Cambell Jenkins and Clive Van Onselen's Dashboot have traded 2nd and 3rd places, with Abra Ca Deborah Too having a two point advantage and determined to hold onto it.

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