Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2018 – Day 5
15 January, 2018
The final day saw cloudy skies and winds were hovering around 8 knots oscillating around 150 degrees direction. Two races, 6 & 7, were scheduled on the open sea at East Coast area and the first to race was the Racing Class, crossing the start line at 09:55.
THA72 skippered by Tom & Kevin Whitcraft finished 1st in both races 6 & 7 for the Racing Class, asserting their domination in this category with six wins and a clear overall 1st place, six points ahead of second place. Uranus took second position in Race 6 while Alive was second in Race 7. Overall Uranus, Skippered by Malaysian Salleh Ahmad finished second ahead of Alive led by Australian Duncan Hine in third.
In the IRC1 Class, the overall score came out even at nine points each for Mata Hari and Char Chan. In Race 6, Japanese team Char Chan came first while the Malaysian team Mata Hari scored second place. In Race 7, Skipper Geoff Masters on Meraki took first place ahead of Mata Hari in second and Char Chan in third.
On count back, Mata Hari was crowned first overall in IRC1 class.
In the IRC2 Class, Phoenix emerged winner in Race 6 & 7 making it a clean sweep in the class and a worthy class winner ahead of Old Pulteney in third.
In the Multihull Class, Tantrum Too and Skipper Robert Van Paridon snatched first in both races today and secured the overall win, just one point in front of the Austrian team Fetz Ma with Allegro, skippered by Bob McIntyre, third overall.
In the Club Class, Russian team Southern Breeze 3 claimed first overall after a 1,3 on the day. Meanwhile, Iseulta skippered by Tristram Denyer took second in Race 6 while Japanese team Fortissimo X finished second in Race 7.
Finally, in the Ocean Rover Class Chantique secured a first overall with two final day wins. Linda placed second in Race 6, while French team Indulgence finished second in Race 7. Linda, skippered Woodrow Jack Christensen, claimed second overall while Indulgence, skippered by Bernard Di Tullio, finished third.
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