Panwa Boonnak moves to top of Optimist standings on Day 2 of dinghy racing at 2017 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta
5 December, 2017
Following yesterday’s opening salvo of two races for all the dinghy classes, today the race committee doubled down and got in four races across the board, bringing the series total to six at the half way point and in the process shaking up some of the standings.
In the Optimist Boys class Thai youngster and current Thailand National Optimist Champion, Panwa Boonnak found his rhythm and enjoyed the softening breeze later in the day to put four wins on the board and move to the top of the standings. Yesterday’s leader, Jedtavee Yongyuennarn sailed well to keep in contention in second and open up a 13 point lead over third placer Patithan Vorrasart.
In the Girls division, Patcharee Sringam has a two point lead over Suchanaree Detthosapol with Thorfun Boonnak six points further back in third.
In the Laser Standard class there’s no stopping Thai Olympian Keerati Bualong who added four more wins today, taking his tally to six from six and has a clear lead over second placer Chairat Dangdeemark who has six second places to his name. Tanakhon Kaewluan is trading places with others in the class and currently sits third overall.
Manat Phothong extends his undefeated run in the Laser Radial class and sits comfortably clear of Juckrawut Kaew-on and Katoon Jundet who are tied on 12 points each.
In the Laser 4.7 there is close racing down the fleet and third place is currently a three way battle between Paliga Poonpat, Keeratika Krongbun and Yada Hasap, however, at the top Suthon Yampinid is holding onto a four point lead at the top over Patteera Meeyousamen in second.
Sailors from the Junior Sailing Squadron of Thailand got the better of those from the Koh Phangan Youth Sailing today and with that now take the top two places in the 420 standings – Terada Fakkaew/ Piyaporn Kaemkaew in first and Chanavee Khongprom/ Ratthanan Rakmani in second. Just one point behind in third place is Adisak Kingkaew/ Kanchai Wongpaduang.
In the Topper class Nattapong Yoang-ngam continues his winning ways with six from six. His brother, Nattapon Yoang-ngam can now discard his DNS in Race 2 of the series and sits second overall three points ahead of Sarawuth Kun-ak. With two points separating third to sixth place, there’s still plenty to play for.
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