Multihull Solutions Regatta Notice of Race

Multihull Solutions Regatta Notice of Race

Multihull Solutions Regatta Notice of Race

JULY 12th to 15th 2018

NOTICE OF RACE – Published 1st May 2018. You may download this NOR HERE

ORGANISING AUTHORITY

The Regatta is organised by the Phuket Yacht Club (PYC) under the auspices of the Yacht Racing Authority of Thailand

1.            RULES

  • The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing, and by:
  • The OMR Rule and the PYC Performance Handicap Rule for Multihulls. OMR measurer, Mark Pescott – marksummersalt@gmail.com
  • RRS 52, Manual Power, shall not apply for yachts racing in the Multihull Classes. The use of stored power for the hoisting of mainsails, or the reefing or

furling of sails need not be declared. Multihull Boats using stored power for the adjustment or operation of running rigging shall declare this to the OMR Rating Authority.

  • The Firefly 850 Sports One Design Class Rules, Firefly Class rep. Ian Coulson ian_sea@yahoo.com
  • This Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions
  • In case of conflict, the Sailing Instructions will prevail (this changes RRS Rule 7).
  • Boats shall comply with World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations Appendix B in daylight hours except that:
  • All boats shall carry an operational marine band VHF radio and monitor the designated channels from 30 minutes before any scheduled start until after finishing.
  • Boats racing on a one-design certificate shall comply with their class safety regulations, sail limitations and other regulations where they differ from World Sailing Special
  • No national prescriptions will apply.
  • Boats maybe required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.

 

2.            ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRIES

  • The Regatta is open to all multihulls (catamarans and trimarans) with a length overall of greater than 6 meters that are acceptable to the Race
  • A minimum of 5 boats are required to constitute a class or division. If less than the required minimum entrants are received the RC may amalgamate classes. The RC reserves the right to adjust the eligibility criteria and/or reallocation of boats in the interests of fair competition. The determination of eligibility criteria and the allocation of boats to particular classes or divisions shall not be grounds for protest or redress. (This changes RRS Rules 60.1(b) and 1).
  • The Regatta will have the following classes (subject to entries received): Class 1 Racing Multihulls with valid OMR

Class 2 Firefly 850 Sports One Design Class 3 Corsair Pulse 600 One Design

Class 4 Open Multihulls. Using the PYC Regatta Performance System.

  • Boats racing in the Open Multihull division shall be Cruising Multihulls who do not hold a current OMR Rating. Boats will be allocated a base handicap by the race committee based on the principals of the OMR Rating System. A boat’s rating may be adjusted during racing (using PYC Regatta Performance System after each race, based on her performance in that race, her base rating and the series to date).
  • Classes may be altered, amalgamated or divided at the discretion of the Race Committee. Specifically, all boats of a particular design shall race in the same class at the direction of the Race
  • Application for entry shall be made on the official Entry Form, which is available at PYC and online from this site. Entries should be submitted to online at phuketyachtclub.com Entries may be made up until close of registration at

20.00 on Thursday, July 12 2018.

  • Early Bird discounted entry until 15th June 4,500 THB boat entry and including skipper and 2,000 THB per crew. Full price after June 15th 7,000 THB boat entry and including skipper and 2,500 THB each participating crew member. There will also be a fee payable by supporters participating in any of the official functions of the Regatta.

 

  1. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
    • Signals made ashore will be displayed on a flag mast carrying the regatta flag, at the beach front of the Phuket Yacht Club.
    • When flag AP is displayed ashore, “1 minute” is replaced with “not less than 30 minutes” in race signal
    • When a signal is displayed over a class flag(s), it applies to that class(es)

 

4.            SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

The following is the proposed schedule for the 2018 Regatta events and racing:

Thursday 12 July 2018 Registration Day

1600 – 2000   Registration at PYC

1800             Skippers Briefing and Weigh-In at PYC

Friday 13 July 2018            Race Day One – (Maximum 3 Races Scheduled)

1100             First Warning Signal

1700             Prize giving at PYC

Saturday 14 July 2018        Race Day Two – (Maximum 3 Races Scheduled)

1100            First Warning Signal

1700             Prize giving at PYC

Sunday 15 July 2018           Race Day Three – (Maximum 3 Races Scheduled)

1100             First Warning Signal

1800             Prize giving Ceremony

The Organisers reserve the right to amend this schedule.

5.            SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The Sailing Instructions will be available at Registration.

6.            COURSES

  • Racing will take place in or in the environs of Ao
  • The courses to be sailed will be based on Coastal, Trapezoid, Windward/Leeward, or Triangle formats and will be decided depending on weather
  • Course diagrams will be issued with the Sailing

7.            PENALTY SYSTEM

  • For all classes, RSS 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.
  • For the breach not involving RRS Part 2, the penalty is at the discretion of the protest committee, which may be less than disqualification. This changes Rule 64.1.

8.            SCORING

  • For all classes, a maximum 9 races are
  • Two races are required to be completed to constitute a
  • Scoring for the Racing Class may be “duel scored” using the OMR Rule and the PYC Regatta Performance Systems. A boat’s rating may be adjusted under the PYCRPS based on her performance in the race, her base rating and the series to
  • If less than 5 races are completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores
  • If 5 races are completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores less her worse

 

9.            CREW WEIGHT

  • Racing Multihulls

In accordance with OMR, each boat shall declare a minimum crew weight, WCD. It is advised that crews “weigh in” before the start of the regatta at Registration.

Otherwise, crews may be required to weigh in during the regatta. Scales will be provided at the PYC. The OMR Rule is available

http://www.mycq.org.au/OMR/index.htm

  • Firefly 850 Sports One Design.

WCD will be in accordance with class rules.

  • Corsair Pulse 600 One Design

WCD will be in accordance with class rules.

  • Open Multihulls (PYC Handicap)
  • WCD will not apply

 

10.         RADIO COMMUNICATION

  • Except in an emergency, a boat that is racing shall not make voice or data transmissions and shall not receive voice or data communication that is not available to all boats.

 

11.         PRIZES

An overall trophy will be awarded to the winning yacht in each class. Second and third place prizes will also be awarded in each class.

 

12.         INSPECTION

All yachts shall be liable for inspection in accordance with applicable safety and measurement requirements.

13.         INSURANCE

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance to a minimum cover of Thai Baht Twenty Million (or equivalent) for the duration of the event.

14.         DISCLAIMER

  • Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing 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

15.         FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please check www.phuketyachtclub.com.

One Design Sailors Regatta 2018

One Design Sailors Regatta 2018 logo

Sailors Regatta 2018

March 9-11 2018

PRELIMINARY NOTICE OF RACE

Organising Authority

The Regatta is organised by the Phuket Yacht Club (PYC)

  1. Rules

1.1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing and by:

1.2. The Firefly 850 Sports One Design Class Rules, Firefly Class rep. Mark Pescott. For information about Firefly Charter opportunities please contact Ian Coulson ian_sea@yahoo.com Tel. +66872637008

1.3. The Platu 25 One Design Rule, Class Rep Phuket, Scott Duncanson sduncanson@quantumsails.com

1.4. The Pulse 600 Class Rep, Andrew deBruin,  andrew@mutihullsolutions.asia For information about Pulse 600 charter opportunities please contact Mick Coleman Tel. 085-7613205

1.5. This Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions

1.6. In case of conflict, the Sailing Instructions will prevail (this changes RRS Rule 63.7).

1.7. World Sailing Offshore (OSR) Special Regulations for Inshore Racing in daylight hours shall apply to all boats except that: the requirement to be self-righting will not apply; and lifelines will not be required.

1.8. All boats shall carry an operational marine band VHF radio and monitor the designated channels from 30 minutes before any scheduled start until after finishing.

1.9. No national prescriptions will apply.

2.0. Boats maybe required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.

  1. Eligibility and Entry

2.1. The Regatta is open to all mono and multihulls with a length overall of greater than 6 meters that are acceptable to the Race Committee.

2.2. The Regatta will receive entries from the following classes (subject to entries received) under the handicap system specified in brackets below.

Class 1 – Monohulls (IRC)

Class 2 – Mutihull racing (OMR)

Class 3 – Multihull Cruising (PHS)

2.3.        The Race Committee may change the above eligibility factors and the number of classes based on its analysis of entries received. A minimum of 4 boats are required to constitute a class or division, however, exemptions may be made at the races committee’s discretion.

2.4.        Application for entry shall be made on the official Entry Form, which are available at PYC and online from this site. Entries should be submitted online at www.phuketyachtclub.com Entries may be made up until close of registration at 12:00 hrs Friday, March 9.

2.5.        Entry Fee – THB 2,500 per boat

3.0 Schedule of Events

The following is the proposed schedule for the 2018 Regatta events and racing:

Friday March 9  Registration Day

09:30 – 12:00     Registration and weigh-in if required at PYC

13:00                    Free Practice

16:00                     Skippers Briefing

Saturday March 10 Race Day #1 Up to 3 races scheduled

10:30 First Warning Signal
17:00 Prize giving at PYC

                               

Sunday March 11 2017 Race Day #2 Up to 3 races scheduled

10:30 First Warning Signal
17:00          Prize giving at PYC
   
   
  1. Sailing Instructions

The Sailing Instructions will be available at Registration

  1. Courses

5.1.   Racing will take place in or in the environs of Ao Chalong.

5.2. Courses will be chosen to take into account prevailing or forecast conditions for each race.

5.3.   Windward/leeward courses will be located in Ao Chalong.

5.4. Coastal courses will take place around islands, fixed navigation marks and inflatable buoys in and around the environs of Ao Chalong.

5.5.   Course diagrams will be issued with the Sailing Instructions.

  1. Penalty System

6.1. For all classes, rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.

6.2.   Decisions of the protest committee will be final as provided in rule 70.5.

  1. SCORING

7.1.   For all classes, a maximum of 6 races are scheduled.

7.2.   Two completed races are required to constitute a series.

7.3.   All races count towards points, there are no discarded races

  1. CREW WEIGHT

8.1.   Firefly 850 Sports One Design

In accordance with class rules.

8.3. Corsair Pulse 600 One Design

In accordance with class rules.

8.4 Platu 25 One Design

Class maximum crew weight 400Kgs

  1. RADIO COMMUNICATION

Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.

  1. PRIZES

10.1.  A trophy will be awarded to the winning yacht in each class.

10.2.  Second and third place prizes will also be awarded in each class.

  1. INSPECTION

All yachts shall be liable for inspection in accordance with applicable safety and measurement requirements.

  1. INSURANCE

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance to a minimum cover of Thai Baht Twenty Million (or equivalent) for the duration of the event.

  1. DISCLAIMER

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing 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.

  1. FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please check www.phuketyachtclub.com.

 

Cats on the Prowl – MHSR Final day

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Sunday the 16th July and the final days racing at the 2017 Multihull Solutions Regatta, with raceday three sponsored by Sailescapes.

Strong winds and gusts along with repairs and ongoing difficulties prevailed in the third and final day of the Multihull Solutions Regatta today and although most racers were content to settle for one race and the toil of the grueling 20 knots of wind, several members of Multihull Racing and the three in Multihull Cruising opted in for a second race. (Gotta love the radio talk: “Yeah, we’re in for another one, mate!’) Cats were on the hunt, er, victory, and some obtained their prey.

Race One once again saw Henry Kaye’s Thor leading the Racing Multihull pack and obtaining victory in the Regatta. Asia Catamarans Hurricane’s Alan Carwardine and crew claimed second place and Peter Wood’s top Cat, third.

Five races for the Fireflys have John Newnhams’s Twin Sharks on top with Voodoo skippered by Ian Coulson and Mil Grace (The Frog) in second and third respectively.

Five races were also enough for the Corsair Pulse 600 class. Although Andrew DeBruin’s Multihull Solutions H30 took top spot in today’s Race 5, it wasn’t enough to overtake Paul Baker and John Priestly’s Pulse Yellow to win the class in the Regatta.

Cruising Multihull class enjoyed the strong winds by all appearances! Eager to compete with the conditions, five races were held with today’s victories held by Robert Hossack’s Rapter in first, Rick Fielding’s Mojo in second and Mike Spurle’s Proud Cat in third. Today’s second race saw Mojo, Rapter and Proud Cat on the podium with overall results in that order.

PRO Simon James’ call for a second race incited… several cats on the prowl. Although most of today’s participants in Multihull Racing were willing to ‘pounce’ home and enjoy some beers and leisure time after the first race, three boats in Multihull Racing decided on another race due to lower podiums places. Despite a cat fight with Java tearing her jib and performing impressively on the downward legs of spinnaker runs in the two-leg course, Top Cat, taking up the challenge, has placed third with Java and Phantom V finishing fourth and fifth places respectively, today and overall.

A Day of Flight!- 2017 Multihull Solutions Regatta day two

Regattas are rough and tough with preparations on boats being costly and time consuming. Often it is the windiest regattas that bring the most smiles to the faces despite damages incurred. Congratulations and thanks to all 21 the boats and people who have contributed to the sailing efforts – for being here.  

Others who have made this long-running regatta a success are the sponsors. Multihull Solutions has been the title sponsor for many years now having steered the event into the most prominent multihull regatta in Southeast Asia. Thanks to Race Day Sponsors East Marine, Octopus Electrical Service and Sail Escapes along with Supporting Sponsors Corsair Marine International, Java Yachting and Sovereign BBQs & Grills. There’s also the Media Supporters Australian Multihull World and SEA Yachting who publish the event and what’s on.

Last but not least are the people running the courses along with the mornings and evening’s happenings – PRO Simon James and the volunteers on the committee boat, start and pin boats plus Kim and Pia and crew running the restaurant at Phuket Yacht Club. All of their tremendous efforts and commitments to provide a high quality and fun event are unsurpassable.

Good on you Guys ‘N Gals, we’ll see you next year!

Results are available at https://phuketyachtclub.com//regatta-results-2017-multihull-solutions-regatta/
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A Day of Flight!- 2017 Multihull Solutions Regatta day two

2017 Multihull Solutions Regatta day two

Hulls flying, a Firefly pitch poling, warp speeds… Day 2 of the Multihull Solutions Regatta saw plenty of action in Ao Chalong with many of the fleet gaining air and travelling at (warp!) speeds that sent hearts soaring and stomachs rising. Ray Waldron’s Surf Patrol dug bows into the water during the second race and landed the wrong way up. Fortunately a media boat with Brent McInnes and Capt. Marty aboard were there to assist and right her.  For some of us long timers in the sailing scene, it brings back memories when the same boat did the same trick several years ago.

A Day of Flight!- 2017 Multihull Solutions Regatta day two

The strong wind proved to be fruitful for Henry Kaye’s Thor in the Multihull Racing class with the Seacart not only leading the pack and gaining line honours, but winning today’s two races on corrected time.  Alan Carwardine’s Asia Catamarans Hurricane placed second and Peter Wood’s Top Cat third. After four races, Thor, Hurricane and Top Cat are looking to take the podium spots respectively.

In the Firefly class John Newnham’s Twin Sharks once again took victory in both races with Voodoo skippered by Ian Coulson placing in second and the Japanese crew on Mil Grace (The Frog) skippered by Natsuki Motoyoshi in third. George Eddings Blue Noze rides on fourth place with Molto Inzi in fifth after not running the second race and Surf Patrol with DNFs.

The Corsair Pulse 600 class saw two boats competing with Neil Ayre’s Java Racing not coming to calls from PRO Simon James. Paul Baker and John Priestly’s have racked up the points to put them in first place, trailed by Andrew DeBruin’s Multihull Solutions H30.

2017 Multihull Solutions Regatta day two

Cruising Multihulls ran two races today with the results after two days placing Rick Fielding’s Mojo in first, Robert Hassack’s Rapter in second and Mike Spurle’s Proud Cat in third.

Thanks to all the sponsors who make this Regatta happen and be the most successful regatta in Southeast Asia. The Regatta has grown from an initial seven entries to 21 in 2017 with a lot of credit due to the helmsman ship of Multihull Solutions as the title sponsor.

Kudos also go to Race Day Sponsors East Marine, Octopus Electrical Service and Sail Escapes. Supporting sponsors are Corsair Marine International, Java Yachting and Sovereign BBQs & Grills. The Regatta also acknowledges Media Supporters Australian Multihull World and SEA yachting.

Results are available here 

 

2017 Multihull Solutions Regatta-entries

Multihull Solutions Pulse 600

The 2017 Multihull Solutions Regatta update of entries as of 29th June.

As we are nearing the final stages of preparations for the 2017 Multihull Solutions Regatta, it would a great time to thank the following competitors for registering early so as to make registration on the 13 th of July easier to handle for all the volunteer members assisting the Racing Committee.

We thank you all for your entries and if you haven’t entered yet why not pop over to the entries page here, and get it done in advance.

Multihull Solutions Regatta Multihull Racing 

Adrenalin
Thor
Hurricane
Kaze
Java

Multihull Solutions Regatta Multihull Cruising

Mojo
Raptor

Multihull Solutions Regatta Firefly 850 

Moto Inzi
Surf Patrol
Twin Sharks
Voodoo
Mil grace

Multihull Solutions Regatta Pulse 600 Trimarans 

H 30 Multihull Solutions
Java Yachting.

So at this stage, 29th June we have 14 boats registered with the view to adding another 8 or 10 boats, which would be fantastic and shows the regatta moving forward each year.

Support the Sponsors.

Please support our sponsors, Latest News from Multihull Solutions Regattathey are all here and there is also a provisional programme available here and visit our Title Sponsor Multihull Solutions.

Besides the usual prizes and awards, have some extra incentives with Sovereign BBQs and Grills donating a prize which will be drawn out on the Opening night between the 11 owners who took advantage of the early bird time.

Similarly, Corsair Yachts have donated two prizes of accommodation at Serenity Resort and Residences and they will be drawn on Presentation Awards night on Sunday 16 th July.

We will also be awarding a Wally of the day award to a person or a boat or anyone the committee deems worthy of winning such a prestigious award.

We will be inviting nominations from anyone, seeing a crazy or humorous happening during each day at the regatta. So Dob in your mate or fellow competitor or even a race officer to the committee at the end of each day.

You can see the provisional event programme here, just scroll down the page. 

So in summarizing with only two weeks before the MHSR, we would like to see some more registrations a little earlier than Thursday the 13 th to take a little pressure off the committee on opening night.
See you all soon. #phuketsailing

Compiled and reported with thanks to Greg Reynolds

Where’s the monohulls?

Due to many other commitments, just one monohull ‘Slainte Math’ was on the water along with a compliment of five Multihulls were racing on Sunday on what was a very warm and sunny Phuket day.

Adrenalin showed the fleet a clean pair of heels to lead all round the racecourse and eventually finish third on handicap.

Galeforce stuck to her task well and with Kiril calling the shots and spinnakers going up and down nicely, they were rewarded with second place on handicap.


The winner of the multihull section, however, was the Corsair tri the Sting.
Improving with every outing they are proving to be a worthy combatant on the race course.
In the monohull race, it’s great to see the new boat Slainte Math on the track, getting used to the race course and management and deserve the clubs plaudits for being on the water.
Race seven will take place on the 28 th of May and again all members and non-members are welcome.

There’s more news coming later in the week with the introduction of an Annual Corporate membership and also news of a Club fun day out on June the 5th.

In the meantime with the early bird deadline looming for the Multihull Solutions Regatta why not get over and register now.

Club Racing Report at Phuket Yacht Club

Club Racing Report at Phuket Yacht Club

Club Racing Report as Sunday morning dawned a beautiful sunny day, but very light breezes to the growing band of yachties who turned up for the club race.
So a short postponement until the breeze settled in and the great fleet of four monohulls and six multihulls were set off on a windward and leeward course inside Chalong bay.
The 5 knots of breeze stayed in for the race and all boats showed great speed and persistence on the race course, with the flooding tide causing one side of the course to be favoured.
In the multihull fleet, the small corsair tri show the fleet the way out of the start, but size does matter, and soon Adrenalin and Hurricane had gobbled them up to round the top mark first.

Club Racing Results

This duel continued all day with Adrenalin,

Club Racing Report at Phuket Yacht Club
Adrenalin winners of Multihull class
Hurricane Club Racing Report at Phuket Yacht Club
Hurricane
Galeforce sailing team
Galeforce

in the end, posting a well earned first and fastest victory, with Hurricane snapping at their heels all day to finish second on handicap. Third, was the very consistent Galeforce.

Judy
Judy

The Monohull fleet was similarly close out of the start, with Farrgo leading early but soon grabbed by Judy, and Judy stretched out to eventually post a fastest but was relegated to 2nd on handicap, as Farrgo kept sailing in the breeze to eventually win on Handicap. 
Third, was Aqua who enjoyed the stunning day as always.
Club Racing is held throughout the summer and the next race is Sunday the 14th of May and we hope to see old and new sailors to join us in a great day at the Phuket Yacht Club and the revelry that ensues at the restaurant after the sailing and the live music creates a nice atmosphere for all to enjoy.

This report for race 5 of series 1 2017 was compiled with thanks to Greg Reynolds.

Entries are now arriving for the Multihull Solutions Regatta and early bird is open please register early here

Rain did not stop play

Kirill and the Galeforce team

Raceday report, the rain did not stop play.

Series 1 race number 3 Sunday 2nd April 2017 with thanks to Greg Reynolds.

Early rain on Sunday morning and the thought of more rain, looked to have dampened the enthusiasm of the club racers from showing up on Sunday for racing.

Phuket Yacht Club racedayAs the sun came out and the appearance of our intrepid race officer Chandron, brought a flood of competitors. 

Pete Gregg the PYC race officer set a course inside of Chalong Bay so that the three keelboats and three catamarans could sail a course, that could be changed at any given point depending on the weather.

All smiles at Phuket Yacht ClubSo, with the hooter sounding at 1:05 pm to get the race underway with all boats on the start line, the race got under way in a very light south easterly breeze.

The first boat to show out was the Java yachting Mumm 30 which revelled in the light breeze to show the way around the top mark to all competitors, while Hurricane and Galeforce and the new Corsair trimaran The Sting were dicing up the beat.

Rain did not stop play and the PYC ladies team
The Girl’s team enjoying their racing

Liz and the girl’s team had clamped a tight cover on the new monohull Slainte Math in the fleet that has Liz soon to be husband on the boat Alfie and wasn’t going let him have bragging rights on their upcoming wedding day.

So the race progressed and a rain squall followed by absolutely stunning conditions for the last hour of the race, brought everybody to the finish line happy with a great day out on the Chalong race course.Julie awards prize on Raceday 3As each boat crosses the line, we are greeted with that big Chandron smile and either told well done or if he has seen a slight muck up, you are also told about that as well.

Big thanks to our Race Officers as we can’t go and enjoy the water without them and the other volunteers who make our day possible.
So to the results,
Raid did not stop play for Alan and the Hurricane teamIn the Multihull class first was Galeforce, (main picture) with Kirill giving great instruction to the crew all the way round the marks and then followed by Hurricane, who needs a good bottom wipe, or so Alan tells us, and third the corsair trimaran The Sting which was warmly greeted into the club having joined the fleet.

The monohulls were similar with the light conditions suiting the light wind flyer Judy over the heavier Farrago and the new Beneteau 27.5 Slainte Math.

A great crowd of onlookers and competitors alike enjoyed the great food and drinks at the Phuket Yacht club, after the race and many stories told of how the next race will unfold.

So in two weeks time on the 16th of April, the next race will be on to members and non-members alike welcome to join in the festivities.

Please don not forget the Phuket Yacht Club AGM  on the 21st April.See you all soon.

See you all soon.

Adrenalin winners at PYC Raceday 2 series 1.

Adrenalin winners at raceday 2

Adrenalin does it at race day 2 in the 1st series at Phuket Yacht Club

Facing our club starter Chandran, for the second race of our first series of 2017 were seven boats, made up of four multihulls and three mono hulls.

A light but the consistent breeze kept all boats moving along the Chalong Bay course and a great time was had by all, judging by the good-natured banter and energy levels at the prize giving afterwards at the club.

Adrenalin by four seconds

After a great battle all day, Hurricane just edged out Adrenalin over the line but the placings on Handicap were reversed with Adrenalin getting first place by a mere four seconds.

The third was Galeforce who had a small problem with a spinnaker but was great to see them out racing.

In the monohulls, Farrgo was quick out of the start and we’re looking good early, the light winds were made for the Mumm 30 Judy to ease away for a corrected time win over Farrgo with the Aqua team coming in third. Aqua had such a great time they hosted the daily prize giving with many laughs.

Thanks to Greg Reynolds for the race report.

Interested in finding out more about Phuket Yacht Club, we welcome new members and feel free to come down again in two weeks time for the next fun-filled Sunday and give it a try and enjoy the comradery of the Phuket Yacht Club.

Visit the Sailing School pages and find out more about learning to sail.

Multihull Solutions Regatta overall results

Multihull_Solutions_Regatta_Overall

With podium places on the line, the nervous excitement and anticipation of a great days sailing was clear to see by the feel at the breakfast tables, around the club.

What made it even better, mother nature decided to grace Chalong Bay with a westerly breeze of 10 to 12 knots which promised to grow throughout the day.

The PRO Simon James, motored out to a position in the north east corner of the bay and bang on 1030 ,the racing was underway. First off ,were the racing multihull class,and all eyes were on the three boats battling out for the podium positions. The fresher breeze suited Henry Kaye’s Sea Cart 30, Thor and they jumped to an early lead. It looked like a first and fastest was on the cards, but a small technical problem allowed the three chasing Stealth cats to close the gap.

Hurricane put their stamp on the regatta with a resounding win ,followed by Java and Thor hung on for third. In race two for racing Multihulls, the breeze increased to 16 knots and some great photos were taken and stories of top speeds to bring everyone home with smiles.Thor again jumped out to lead and this time with no mistakes romped home to take a deserved first and fastest.The Hurricane crew sailed very well with awesome speed and flawless sailing to take second ,with Top Cat third.

Overall winners were Asia Catamarans Hurricane led by Alan Carwardine clearly dominating the class while second went to the new and improving Top Cat skippered by Peter Woods. Third went to Java Yachting led by John Coffin ,who showed glimpses of wining speed ,but not often enough to pressure Hurricane.

Second start away were the Fireflies, who’s racing and speed were a joy for everyone to watch. The fresher breezes suited the very consistent and well sailed Twin Sharks, but out of the pack emerged a new contender for the top position in Advanced racing Team Mamba, who showed fantastic speed around the three lap windward and leeward course, and then the longer coastal race that followed. Second and first places were just rewards of her speed and smarts on the race track. It was the very consistent Twin Sharks however who placed first and second over the two races to comfortably sew up the 2016 title. A couple of other boats also showed out during these windier races ,with Blue Noze and Moto Inzi grabbing third placings each today.

When all the points were tallied it was Twin Sharks first, Advanced Racing Team second and Voodoo in third.

The one-design Pulse 600 fleet reveled in the conditions and eagerly jumped at the chance to plane around the race course and enjoy high speeds providing onlookers with quite a spectacle. The fleet raced two, three lap Windward and leeward courses and the windier conditions also threw a few different results in the fleet. In the first race of the day, Pixalux showed great speed and tactics to race away to an impressive all the way win, which also tied up first place in the regatta. Chasing hard was Multihull Solutions to score a second and third clenching second overall. Third place went to Phuket Island radio helmed by Qu Jaimin. Race two around the windward and leeward course, saw the breeze increase favouring the crew of Pulse Red helmed by Paul Baker, Second was Pixalux and third was Pulse yellow ,which was a great reward for perseverance of the crew.

Overall it was Pulse Blue Pixalux, Mick Tilden, second, Multihull Solutions, Andrew deBruin and third was Pulse Red, Paul Baker.

This year’s record fleet was a grand show of strength for multi hull sailing in the region and also the organizing body, Phuket Yacht Club. Special thanks must go to the Sponsors of the regatta who without their contributions the regatta may not have been the great success it was.

Finally  a big thanks to all the volunteers who donated their time and efforts to make the 2016 Multihull Solutions Regatta the best ever!

See you all at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.

Greg Reynolds.

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