Multihull Solutions regatta Race Day 2

Multihull Solutions race boats

Multihull Solutions regatta Race Day 2 gets under way and the sailing conditions that greeted the competitors and and race management were less than ideal,with clear blue skies and no wind.

But true to the cause PRO Simon James and his band of trusty volunteers left shore at 0830 in search of breeze.

By 1130 and much swimming and good natured banter the wind slowly filled in from the South East.

So a Windward and Leeward course was set for the three classes and at midday the first warning signal was sounded.

First fleet off was the Multihull racing class .and Top Cat had the best of a pin end start and led early,but halfway up the first beat Thor ,Hurricane and Java had closed the gap and a close battle ensued.Jibe for jibe and tack for tack the lead changed.But at the end the placings were Java 1st , Top Cat 2nd and Hurricane 3rd.

Next fleet were the closely matched one design firefly class ,and all eyes were on Twin Sharks after two wins on day one. A brilliant start by Voodoo saw them lead from start to finish and record a brilliant win.Twin Sharks after a less than ideal start fought back from third around most legs of the course to snatch second from Blue Nose at the finish.

The Third fleet to grace the starter was the evenly matched fleet of pulse trimarans and at the head of the fleet,Chief regatta sponsor Andrew Debruin and Mick Tilden continued their battle.

They swapped victories in the Two races today and have sewn up first and second with one day to go,and Mick Tilden has a small lead to protect.

The other three boats are all showing great improvement in the tricky light wind conditions and are pressuring the two leaders around the course,with Paul Baker posting four third places to be consistently on the podium.

Race two got underway in a very light south westerly after a short delay and with the crews keen to race the racing Multhull division went at it with gusto.

Top Cat again pegged the start to get away well with Hurricane and Java left pondering what had happened in their wake.This led to the improving Top Cat posting their first Win of the series and close the points gap on Hurricane to one point with the last day to come.Hurricane are sailing well, have good speed but will need to be on their game tomorrow to hold the trophy. A great third place by Galeforce was reward for sticking at it in the tricky conditions.

Lastly the fantastic Fireflies got off the start line with lots of mocking for position and the top dog , Twin Sharks was forced into a less than enviable start ,with Voodoo sailing off to a good lead ,with clean air and tactics.

But you can’t keep a good boat down forever and Twin Sharks fought back gamely to take the win and consolidate their position on top of the leaderboard. Voodoo posted another great second and are now in second place ahead of the consistent Mamba ,who seem to like the better pressure of the first day ,and would be hoping for similar conditions tomorrow.

All in all a great days racing ,with Chalong Bay ,putting on its best face for visiting sailors and locals alike.

Tomorrow the kings of each division will be crowned , but WHO?

Stay up to date with all the results here

Multihull Solutions Regatta 2016

Multihull Solutions Regatta 2016 logo

Pre-regatta report
July 9th, 2016

Multihull Solutions Regatta 2016 is nearly here as July is regatta month in Phuket and Australian based yacht brokerage Multihull Solutions have again partnered with the Phuket Yacht Club to arrange Asia’s largest Multihull only sailing regatta.

The warning signals sounds at 10:30 Friday 15th of July and this year promises to be a beauty.

At the time of writing there are 18 confirmed entries and we see an exciting new One Design class in the very quick and nimble Corsair Pulse 600s. The growth of multihull racing and cruising continues unabated in Phuket and the surrounding regions. The tropical climate, moderate wind conditions and idyllic cruising grounds make multihulls the perfect platform for fast passages between islands, racing and cruising.

Multihull Solutions Regatta 2016-Firefly’s

First off the Firefly 850s. Designed by Phuket resident Mark Pescott these racing catamarans offer some of the fastest and most competitive racing in the kingdom. Having dominated this event in 2015 John Newnham’s Twin Sharks went on to win the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek,

John Newnham’s Twin Sharks
John Newnham’s Twin Sharks

the Phuket Kings Cup and are clear favorites to continue this unbeaten run into 2016.

Hot on their heels however will be Voodoo, this year skippered by Phuket resident Ian Coulson and long-time supporter of multi hull racing Neil Ayre on Mamba. This is a new season however and yacht racing always rewards those who put in extra effort in boat preparation and training. It will be interesting to see if Moto Inzi and Blue Nose can cause an upset amongst the Firefly Racing hierarchy.

The OMR fleet this year see the biggest mixed fleet of Trimarans and Catamarans ever in Phuket and will surely create some very exciting, pre-start action.

On current form the Stealth catamaran designer Alan Carwardine sailing Hurricane would have to be the class favorite and boat to beat however with such a variation in designs and handicaps it’s very difficult to call. John Coffin’s Java is the most likely challenger but with Henry Kaye’s Sea-Cart 30, Thor in the mix and the completely unknown performance of Robert Van Paridon’s 43 foot Trimaran Tantrum Too, anything could happen.

Phuket Yacht Club Multihull Solutions Regatta 2016
Scott Duncanson (Commodore) and Peter Greg at a recent race day briefing.

With the addition of some new sails and equipment Mark Horwood’s Adrenaline has certainly shown improvement throughout the year and given the right conditions are certainly a line-honours contender but an unusually high handicap will likely see them struggle for podium positions. The remaining three Stealth catamarans Galeforce, Alegro and the brand new Top Cat skippered by Peter Woods sailing their first regatta will surely be in the mix and keeping the front-runners honest.

Five of the one design Corsair Pulse 600s have entered including the Multihull Solutions Phuket, General Manager Andrew deBruin. Not much is known about who else is sailing these new additions to the multihull scene, seems to be all bit of a secret but rumour has it Mick Tilden has chartered a boat and we look forward to seeing him on the water racing and a local radio station is also stepping up with an entry.

Stay tuned for daily results and post-race reports on the Phuket Yacht Club website and Facebook pages.

Multihull Solutions Regatta 2016 entries

OMR

Java – John Coffin
Hurricane – Alan Carwardine
Top Cat – Peter Woods
Galeforce – Kirill
Alegro – Robert McIntyre
Adrenaline – Mark Horwood
Tantrum 2 – Robert Van Paridon
Thor – Henry Kaye

Firefly O.D.

Twin Sharks – John Newnham
Voodoo – Ian Coulson
Mamba – Neil Ayre
Moto Inzi – Jonathan Kingdom
Blue Nose – George Eddings

Corsair Pulse O.D.

Multihull Solutions – Andrew deBruin
Sudu 1 – TBA
Sudu 2 – TBA
Sudu 3 – TBA
Sudu 4 – TBA

Club Sailing this weekend

Club Sailing Race start at Phuket Yacht Club

PYC Club Sailing
2016 PYC Keel Boat and Multihull Club Championship

RACE 8 – June 26th
All are welcome to join PYC (Phuket Yacht Club) Sunday sailing races. Breakfast is available at the club from 8am onwards. Anybody wishing to sail but don’t have a boat are advised to turn up before 10.30 am and we will do our best to get you on a vessel.

Eligibility and entry – The series is open to all keel yachts and multihulls with a length overall of greater than 6 meters. Eligible boats may enter by completing an entry form on each race day and by paying the racing nomination fee to the Race Officer or appointed PYC representative.

Fees – There is no entry fee for boats. Crew fees are 150 baht per person for PYC members, 300 baht for non-members.

PLEASE NOTE: Crew fees are applicable to ALL participating crew.

Classes – Racing monohulls, Cruising monohulls, Racing multihulls, Cruising multihulls.

Course – Ao Chalong Bay and surrounding area, details announced at race briefing pending prevailing conditions.

Rules – The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-1016.

Handicap system – Performance handicap system as managed and monitored by the PYC.
Note – “A boats handicap will be adjusted after every race. An adjustment in handicap number is not grounds for redress

Prizes –. Individual race prizes will be awarded to podium finishers on race day pending number of entries.

Race 8 Series 1
Date – June 26th
Preparatory signal – 12.00
Starting signal – 12.05

Race Briefing – 10.30

Course
To be announced, pending conditions on the day.

Insurance
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance to a minimum cover of Twenty Million Thai Baht, or the equivalent, for all races entered.

Disclaimer of liability
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organising authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

For more information, call Peter 0878880199

Club Dinghy Race 5

Club Dinghy Race is lots of FUN!

Hi Sailors!!!!
The dinghy club race has been so much fun for all who have joined in!!! We are regularly getting a few Tasars, the Laser and some Bics out!! Every second Sunday

This week we have
Briefing 10am
Start 10:30am
Finish around 12:30 after a few races

Entry 150thb members, 300thb non members
Boat hire available 300thb members, 700thb non members

Come down join a boat or rent your own. If you just rock up we will try to get you sailing
Let me know if you intend to rent a boat. school@phuketyachtclub.com

This is a fortnightly occurrence, alternating with the normal Sunday Club Races

Asia Catamarans sponsor this weekends sailing

Asia Catamarans logo

Asia Catamarans are this weekends sponsor of the 2016 PYC Keel Boat and Multihull Club Championship, race 7 on June 12th.

Everyone is welcome to join PYC (Phuket Yacht Club) Sunday sailing races. Breakfast is available at the club from 8am onwards. Anybody wishing to sail but don’t have a boat are advised to turn up before 10.30 am and we will do our best to get you on a vessel.

Eligibility and entry – The series is open to all keel yachts and multihulls with a length overall of greater than 6 meters. Eligible boats may enter by completing an entry form on each race day and by paying the racing nomination fee to the Race Officer or appointed PYC representative.

Fees – There is no entry fee for boats. Crew fees are 150 baht per person for PYC members, 300 baht for non-members. 

PLEASE NOTE: Crew fees are applicable to ALL participating crew.

Classes – Racing monohulls, Cruising monohulls, Racing multihulls, Cruising multihulls.

Course – Ao Chalong Bay and surrounding area, details announced at race briefing pending prevailing conditions.

Rules – The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-1016.

Handicap system – Performance handicap system as managed and monitored by the PYC.

Note – “A boats handicap will be adjusted after every race. An adjustment in handicap number is not grounds for redress

Prizes –. Individual race prizes will be awarded to podium finishers on race day pending number of entries.

Race 7 Series 1

Date – June 12th

Preparatory signal – 12.00

Starting signal – 12.05

Race Briefing – 10.30

Course

To be announced, pending conditions on the day.

Insurance

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance to a minimum cover of Twenty Million Thai Baht, or the equivalent, for all races entered.

Disclaimer of liability

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organising authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

For more information, call Peter 0878880199

Sailing this weekend continues at Phuket Yacht Club

Saing with Top Cat owner Peter Woods.

The 2016 Keel Boat and Multihull Club Championship

RACE 6 – May 29th

All are welcome to join PYC (Phuket Yacht Club) Sunday sailing races. Breakfast is available at the club from 8am onwards. Anybody wishing to sail but don’t have a boat are advised to turn up before 10.30 am and we will do our best to get you on a vessel.

Eligibility and entry – The series is open to all keel yachts and multihulls with a length overall of greater than 6 meters. Eligible boats may enter by completing an entry form on each race day and by paying the racing nomination fee to the Race Officer or appointed PYC representative.

Sailing Fees

Fees – There is no entry fee for boats. Crew fees are 150 baht per person for PYC members, 300 baht for non-members. 

PLEASE NOTE: Crew fees are applicable to ALL participating crew.

Classes – Racing monohulls, Cruising monohulls, Racing multihulls, Cruising multihulls.

Course – Ao Chalong Bay and surrounding area, details announced at race briefing pending prevailing conditions.

Rules – The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-1016.

Handicap system – Performance handicap system as managed and monitored by the PYC.

Note – “A boats handicap will be adjusted after every race. An adjustment in handicap number is not grounds for redress

Prizes –. Individual race prizes will be awarded to podium finishers on race day pending number of entries.

Race 6 Series 1

Date – May 29th

Preparatory signal – 12.00

Starting signal – 12.05

Race Briefing – 10.30

Course

To be announced, pending conditions on the day.

Insurance

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance to a minimum cover of Twenty Million Thai Baht, or the equivalent, for all races entered.

Disclaimer of liability

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organising authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

For more information, call Peter 0878880199

Sailing briefing at Phuket Yacht Club
Sailing race briefing at Phuket Yacht Club
Sailing winners at Phuket Yacht Club
Phuket Yacht Club winners

Race 5 – 11 am start

PYC Club Sailing

2016 PYC Keel Boat and Multihull Club Championship

RACE 5 – May 8th

All are welcome to join PYC (Phuket Yacht Club) Sunday sailing races. Breakfast is available at the club from 8am onwards. Anybody wishing to sail but don’t have a boat are advised to turn up before 9.30 am and we will do our best to get you on a vessel.

Eligibility and entry – The series is open to all keel yachts and multihulls with a length overall of greater than 6 meters. Eligible boats may enter by completing an entry form on each race day and by paying the racing nomination fee to the Race Officer or appointed PYC representative.

Fees – There is no entry fee for boats. Crew fees are 150 baht per person for PYC members, 300 baht for non-members.

PLEASE NOTE: Crew fees are applicable to ALL participating crew.

Classes – Racing monohulls, Cruising monohulls, Racing multihulls, Cruising multihulls.

Course – Ao Chalong Bay and surrounding area, details announced at race briefing pending prevailing conditions.

Rules – The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-1016.

Handicap system – Performance handicap system as managed and monitored by the PYC.

Note – “A boats handicap will be adjusted after every race. An adjustment in handicap number is not grounds for redress

Prizes –. Individual race prizes will be awarded to podium finishers on race day pending number of entries.

Race 5 Series 1

Date – May 8th

Preparatory signal – 11.00

Starting signal – 11.05

Race Briefing – 9.30

Course

To be announced, pending conditions on the day.

Insurance

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance to a minimum cover of Twenty Million Thai Baht, or the equivalent, for all races entered.

Disclaimer of liability

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organising authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

For more information, call Peter 0878880199

DINGHY CLUB RACE! This Sunday May 1st

Arrive about 9 for a 9:30am briefing.
Entry is 300thb or 150thb for members.
Boat hire is 700thb or 200thb for members.
Finish around midday.
Email us your intention to race :
school@phuketyachtclub.com

Race 4 NOR 11.00AM Start

PYC Club Sailing

2016 PYC Keel Boat and Multihull Club Championship

RACE 4 – April 24th

All are welcome to join PYC (Phuket Yacht Club) Sunday sailing races. Breakfast is available at the club from 8am onwards. Anybody wishing to sail but don’t have a boat are advised to turn up before 9.30 am and we will do our best to get you on a vessel.

Eligibility and entry – The series is open to all keel yachts and multihulls with a length overall of greater than 6 meters. Eligible boats may enter by completing an entry form on each race day and by paying the racing nomination fee to the Race Officer or appointed PYC representative.

Fees – There is no entry fee for boats. Crew fees are 150 baht per person for PYC members, 300 baht for non-members.

PLEASE NOTE: Crew fees are applicable to ALL participating crew.

Classes – Racing monohulls, Cruising monohulls, Racing multihulls, Cruising multihulls.

Course – Ao Chalong Bay and surrounding area, details announced at race briefing pending prevailing conditions.

Rules – The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-1016.

Handicap system – Performance handicap system as managed and monitored by the PYC.

Note – “A boats handicap will be adjusted after every race. An adjustment in handicap number is not grounds for redress

Prizes –. Individual race prizes will be awarded to podium finishers on race day pending number of entries.

Race 4 Series 1

Date -April 24th

Preparatory signal – 11.00

Starting signal – 11.05

Race Briefing – 9.30

Course

To be announced, pending conditions on the day.

Insurance

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance to a minimum cover of Twenty Million Thai Baht, or the equivalent, for all races entered.

Disclaimer of liability

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organising authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

For more information, call Alan Carwardine – 0800401114.