Royal Langkawi International Regatta – Day 4

Today was make or break for many at the 2012 Royal Langkawi International Regatta, as the Coastal Course Area was the battleground for what could be the series-deciders in some classes.

This showed as today, Friday 13th, saw plenty of startline action and OCS in a number of classes.

In the IRC Racing Class Hooligan started the day with a commanding lead, and a strong performance today meant they could wrap up the series one day early.

Windward-Leewards saw some tight battles as nearest rival, Team HiFi, pushed Hooligan hard. A tactical duel saw Hooligan finish first and second, and Team HiFi second and first.

At the other end of the class, the two closely matched Malaysian Navy entries, sailing identical DK47s, saw Uranus come out on top with a third and a fourth today.

Tactics have played a big part over the first four days as wind conditions have varied from 4 knots gusting to over 20, with a mix courses including Windward-Leewards, coastal courses and yesterday’s ‘Round-The-Islands’ course.

In other classes today, Jing Jing put in two good performances with a first and second to solidify her position at the top of IRC 1 ahead of Mata Hari.

While in IRC 2, Phoenix beat Skandia Endeavour Of Whitby to level the series on points.

In the Multihull Class, Fantasia continued her winning ways with a win today, and after a slow start to the series, three-time Regatta winner, Andaman Cabriolet Nina, is mounting a come-back with a second today.

The final day of racing takes place tomorrow with the prize-giving and closing party at the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club.

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