Hurricane and Voodoo triumph in Phuket Multihull Regatta

By scottm@dragonartmedia.com The Phuket Multihull championship, the 5th since its conception, sailed from the 12th -14th of July with all the prize-giving and parties taking place at the Ao Chalong Yacht Club, the organizers of the regatta. Many of Phuket’s regattas started life at or because of the Ao Chalong Yacht Club, but …

Sansiri impresses early in 2013 Transpac Race

Press release​ 14th July, 2013 Sansiri impresses early in 2013 Transpac Race A good start and currently leading Division 7 Sansiri in action soon after the start of the 2013 Transpac Race, sprinting into the Division 7 lead. Photo © Sharon Green/ ultimatesailing.com. Photo available for editorial use only and …

FCI Watermakers Series 1 Race 4

                         ACYC Series 1 Race 4 Race 4 of the ACYC series 1 was to be a difficult affair with little and shifting breeze predicted. The breeze was forecasted to move into the east and then to the south …

2012 Series 1, Race 7 – Commentary

A turbulent day was had by the three competitors who were brave enough to take a chance on the weather.  One way or the other they were not let down: that’s if you consider broken gear, retirements, the need to dive below to free ropes tangled in propellers, battling 30 …

2012 Series 1, Race 5 – Commentary

With a fresh southwesterly wind, a scenic course around the islands off Chalong Bay marked the start of Race 5 of the Irish Times Race Series. Five monohulls and two catamarans participated. In the catamaran division were Niña and Sidewinder; in the cruising monohulls, Astraeus and Uravai; and in the …

2012 Series 1, Race 2 – Commentary

With light winds expected, the fleet set underway in what is one of the shortest courses ever set to SWM Ao Makham and back, with two short loops around SWM Ban Nit and OSCM. Total course length 9 nm. Regardless, only David and crew on Miss Saigon completed the full …

2012 Series 1, Race 1 – Commentary

Departures from Chalong were timed so that the day trippers were out of Bungalow Bay before the fleet arrived. The last observed to leave was Mark Horwood with well stocked Iruvai at around 3.00 in the afternoon. With lots of bodies and booze aboard, they needed a number of dinghy …