The Royal Langkawi International Regatta started with three knots of wind at 10 am and quickly picked up further to make the sailing conditions much better than on day one.
Two races were completed in Kuah Harbour today, the third race had to be cancelled due to changing winds. Multihull, Club and Ocean Rover classes ended the day with one race only. Overall wind conditions are much lighter than in previous years which makes racing quite a challenge.
Don Whitcraft’s THA72 keeps its top spot in the racing class ahead of Black Bazza and Emagine. Peter Ahern’s Oi is facing tough competition this year from two newcomers. ‘This year we are less lucky so far. It is still early days and there are 6 more races to go. We keep fighting and hope to do better in the next three days’ says Peter Ahern.
Don Whitcraft is ‘very happy with his performance so far’. ‘It is a difficult place to sail with lots of wind shifts and a new crew which has not much sailing experience together. We will take it day by day, make improvements and stay on top’ says Don.
Mata Hari retains its lead in the IRC1 class taking honours in both races so does Niels Degenkolw’s Phonix in the IRC2 class.
In the Sportsboat class the Malaysian Armed Force Team 1 took the lead today over the RSYC Team and University Malaysia Terengganu. Pine-Pacific who was top of the class yesterday is tailing the class today.
Rama Menon’s VG Offshore came top today taking over from Chris Mitchell’s Lady Bubbly who led the class yesterday.