7th Koh Samui Regatta 2008

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7th Koh Samui Regatta 2008
AsianYachting Race Report 6 & Summary

All over bar the shouting...
While 8 to 10 knots of north westerly breeze majestically materialized around start time, Race Six got underway in earnest. Last night at the Raimon Land party all skippers decided to get out and go for it regardless of there present placing. Attempts at having a second race were aborted as the wind faded away as quickly as it had appeared. As if, it was meant to be this way. After a long hot week often drifting around with no wind everyone was keen to get the last day over and done with before the gala presentation.

Frank Pong's Jelik led the fleet around the course but with the 50 footers hot on his tail was bound to finish up done the order. So who was going to pick up the coveted title? Neil Pryde's Hi-Fi crossed the line one minute and twenty six seconds latter and looked to be in the box seat. Fifty five seconds latter Bill Bremner Foxy Lady IV breasted the line after recovering from being called OCS and as they trailed the overall leader by one point could be the biggest threat. Sam Chan's Ffreefire 52 was next, closely followed by the Nick Burns/Fred Kinmonth's co-owned Fortis Mandrake. Almost six minutes after Jelik crossed the line Ray Roberts Quantum Racing signed off for the last time. Simon James computer was running hot calculating the results. As there were no more races Ray Roberts top racing crew on Quantum Racing had done enough to capture first place in race six and thereby become the overall 2008 Racing Class winner. Second place for Neil Pryde's Hi-Fi lifted them to second overall. Fifth place today for Bill Bremner's Foxy Lady IV dropped them down to third overall.

As well as winning the Koh Samui Regatta, Ray Roberts and Quantum Racing have won three other major Asian regattas and scored second place at two other events to become the 2007-08 AY Grand Prix Champion. Believe me this no easy task, after competing on six regattas out of eight selected events that comprise the annual championships and finishing either first or second on the podium makes them worthy champions. So as well as hoisting the beautiful Waterford Crystal KSR perpetual bowl, Ray Roberts and his merry crew will don the Armani Blue Blazer and sipping from the Perpetual AY Cup traditionally filled with chilled champagne at the magnificent prize giving party on the lawns of the Centara Grand Beach Resort on Chewang Beach.

As it turns out Matt Allen's Beneteau 44.7 Ichi Ban completed a rout in the IRC 2 class by winning five races out of six. Actually it was allot closer than the results suggest and second place for Jeff Davison's Mumm 30 Panic keeps them in second place overall but hands the title over to Ichi Ban. Ben Copley's Club Swan 42 Katsu rebounded with a third place today to tie on points for third overall with Jonathan Mahony's Mumm 30 Happy Endings, which was broken in favour of Happy Endings as they have better placing's throughout the series.

After a small hiccup yesterday Kipsan Beck's Shaw 6.5 Pornstar got back on top today to secure the Sportsboat title with five wins out of six races. Yachting Siam's Elliot 7 Ice Bucket scored second place and in doing so ends up with second overall. Mick Grover's Elliot 7 Moon Shadow had some close racing with there sister ship in the early stages but dropped of the pace and had to settle on third place overall by the end of racing.

By winning every race Andrew Short's Constanza with a heavily laden crew from the CYC in Australia have completely dominated proceedings in the Cruising Class. John Stall's Sunsail Odyssey 35 Princess Sharda with sailors from the Samui Junior Sailing Squadron onboard have scored second place in every race to secure second overall. Gulf Charters Big Blue consistently placed third and ends up third overall in the three boat class.

First place today for David Wales Corsair Sprint 750 The Sting is enough to break the earlier tie and secure second overall in there own right. Second place for Khun Radab's Farrier tri Cedar Swan keeps them at the top of the points table and streak away with this years Multihull title by the narrowest of margins. Line honours for Toby O'Connell's Firefly 850 Dhevatara Frog earns them third today but drops them down to third place overall. Henry Kaye's Firefly 850 Sea Horse Interiors has been in and out of the placing's all week but as the light air seems to favour the trimarans he has to settle on fourth place at the end of the day.

Summary
Three Aussie and two Thai racing teams have triumphed in the five classes contested here. This shows the huge diversity of sailors being attracted to Asian events and how popular these destinations are becoming these days. Choose any event on the Asian Sailing Calendar and you can rest assured that the event will be well managed and highly organised both on and off the water. Such are the standards that have been set over the years. Since taking over the reigns, Callum Laing's Bangkok-based MobyElite have stuck to these standards and produced yet another successful Koh Samui Regatta. With further tweaking is destined to stay amongst the best events on the calendar. It's unfortunate that nobody has control over the wind but as the race committee made a concerted effort to conduct racing and the social life ashore is alive with action, will hopefully make up for natures downfall. The Aussie's have come in force and judging by their performance and reception will be back bigger and better. One skipper even went as far to say this event in future years will rival Hamilton Island Raceweek which is rated as one of Australia's top racing events. So as the secret is now out of the bag, come and enjoy some friendly hospitality and share in a unique Asian sailing experience...

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7th Koh Samui Regatta 2008

AsianYachting Race Report 5

Narrowing in the scores...
With 6 to 8 knots of south westerly breeze the fleet got away on time and duly dispatched on a 22nm coastal course down to Ko Mat Sum and back. Tack inshore hoping for a big lift or take advantage of each shift down the middle of the course became the early decisions to be made.

It was not long before Frank Pong's Jelik took up the more familiar position at the head of the fleet and despite some correction to be made at the through gate went on to claim the daily double and put themselves back in contention. Bill Bremner still has his foot on Foxy Lady IV's accelerator to score second place and after discarding an eighth place puts himself into second overall and only one point behind the leader. Neil Pryde's Hi-Fi is back on the pace and snuck into third place by a mere one second in front of Ray Roberts Quantum Racing. By scoring fourth place Ray Roberts overall lead has dwindled down to one point and depending if there is one or two races held tomorrow, this series could yet again go down to the wire on the final day.

As the breeze faded early in the afternoon and switched direction the IRC 2 course was shortened at the Hin Ang Wang gate which allowed everyone to get a finish. Matt Allen's Beneteau 44.7 Ichi Ban seems to have got the measure of the rest of the fleet and scored their fourth win out of five races to take a healthy lead in the overall class rankings. This time Jonathan Mahony's Mumm 30 Happy Endings got the better of Jeff Davison's sistership Panic who have been dogging them for the past year or so. This result has improved Happy Endings overall standing to third but has slightly increased the margin between first placed Ichi Ban and second placed Panic who were hoping to reduce the gap coming into the final day.

Yachting Siam's Elliot 7 Ice Bucket managed to turn the tables on Kipsan Beck's Shaw 6.5 Pornstar in today's race. Mick Grover's Elliot 7 Moon Shadow dropped to third place and in doing so broke the overall tie for second place in favour of Ice Bucket. With four wins and a second place Kipsan Beck's Pornstar have placed themselves in an almost unbeatable position for this years Sportsboat title.

Once again Andrew Short's Constanza took out the daily double and by winning all races held to date has the Cruising Class title in the bag. John Stall's Sunsail Odyssey 35 Princess Sharda with sailors from the Samui Junior Sailing Squadron onboard have hung onto second place. Gulf Charters Big Blue have had trouble finishing within the time limit but as there is only three boats in the class they are guaranteed of third place.

Talk about narrowing in the scores - the multihull class is a good example in more ways than one. Although Khun Radab's Farrier tri Cedar Swan finished more than twenty three minutes behind Henry Kaye's Firefly 850 Sea Horse Interiors that took line honours, Cedar Swan won race five on handicap and firmly placed themselves on the top of the overall leader board. David Wales smaller Corsair Sprint 750 The Sting finished thirteen minutes behind the leader to score second place by a mere one second which puts them within two points of Cedar Swan in the overall score. Despite Henry Kaye's Sea Horse Interiors line honours domination they ended up in third place. Toby O'Connell's Firefly 850 Dhevatara Frog is now tied on nine points for second overall with The Sting and within striking distance of the leaders going into tomorrows final day of racing.

PRO Tony Denham expects to use windward/leeward courses on the last day and is dependant upon the weather conditions if one or two races will be held to determine the final results.

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7th Koh Samui Regatta 2008

AsianYachting Race Report 4

Regatta is nearly back on track...
In lieu of the lay day it was decided to try and catch up with the race program that has been severely disrupted by the lack of wind. Upon arriving at the beach it was a welcome sight to see breeze ripples on the water and the AP flag being lowered. By the time the course was laid seven knots was being recorded at the top mark as race three got underway. As the breeze stayed in and the marks relayed PRO Tony Denham quickly fired off race four much to everyone's delight. With up to two knots of adverse current it came down to getting a good start and a matter of positioning the boat in the wind lines to stem the current.

The racing class were keen to get going and a close start followed with Ray Roberts and Quantum Racing nicking a slight advantage at the pin end. By the time the first round was completed Frank Pong's 75ft R/P Jelik had established themselves at the head of a closely packed bunch of fifty footers. Try as hard as they could but they could not shake Quantum Racing who went on to record their second win of the regatta. Neil Pryde's Hi-Fi climbed up to second place and Sam Chan's Ffreefire 52 in third place. The surprise of the series came during race four when Bill Bremner's TP52 Foxy Lady IV nailed the startline, lead the fleet around every mark which is usually Frank Pong's domain and went on to take out the daily double for race four. The Nick Burns/Fred Kinmonth owned Mills 51 Fortis Mandrake made some what of a comeback to score second place by a mere ten seconds in front of Neil Pryde's Hi-Fi. After four races the overall table has Quantum Racing on nine points and both Hi Fi and Foxy Lady IV tied on sixteen points.

A grudge match seems to be developing between Matt Allen's Beneteau 44.7 Ichi Ban and Jeff Davison's Mumm 30 Panic that are desperately trying to defend the title. Both have come off the start line with speed and despite Ichi Ban's bigger size, Panic continues to stay up with the leaders. Race three saw Matt Allen sail some hotter angles on Ichi Ban down the middle of the course to take out the daily double just in front of Panic. As the wind started to fade and the current increased the entire IRC 2 class struggled to make way on the last windward beat to the shortened finish line. Once again staying in the center of the course paid dividends and Matt Allen's Ichi Ban got the better of Jeff Davison's Panic. Ben Copley's Club Swan 42 Katsu stayed with the leading pack to score two third places and edge into third overall behind the two clear frontrunner's.

Kipsan Beck's Shaw 6.5 Sportsboat Pornstar continues to dominate the other sportsboats by scoring four wins in a row. Mick Grover's Elliot 7 Moon Shadow managed to turn the tables on Yachting Siam's sister ship Ice Bucket on the two races held today. As they have equally shared the places this result has them tied for second place overall but they will need to pull something out of the hat to overcome Pornstar.

Once again in the Cruising Class Andrew Short's Constanza took the daily double on both races by a healthy margin. John Stall's Sunsail Odyssey 35 Princess Sharda with sailors from the Samui Junior Sailing Squadron onboard scored second place. Gulf Charters Big Blue took out third place and all three boats have ended up in the same order as they finished in both races and in the overall pointscore.

In the multihull class the Firefly 850 Sports catamarans continue to take line honours but the Farrier and Corsair trimarans have been picking up the handicap honours. Henry Kaye's Firefly 850 Sea Horse Interiors may have crossed the line first but it is Khun Radab's Farrier tri Cedar Swan that took out first place on race three. David Wales Corsair Sprint 750 The Sting slipped into second place and Toby O'Connell's lower handicapped Firefly 850 Dhevatara Frog took third place just in front of Sea Horse Interiors down in fourth. In race four Toby O'Connell's Firefly 850 Dhevatara Frog led from the current affected startline and disappeared into the distance. Being in the second row was disastrous and after ten minutes of racing struggled to get away from the starting area. That ten minutes made all the difference as Toby O'Connell's Dhevatara Frog finished that far in front of Khun Radab's Cedar Swan in second place and Peter Dyer's SEA Property in third place. This result puts Dhevatara Frog at the top of the overall table and Cedar Swan then the The Sting in second and third respectively.

Racing continues tomorrow and weather permitting one of the passage races maybe selected on the penultimate day.

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7th Koh Samui Regatta 2008

AsianYachting Race Report 3

Light weather blues...
Once again the wind gods bypassed Koh Samui on there global tour. At least the race committee had the sense to hoist the postponement flag on the beach before the sailors went out on the water. Patiently everyone watched zephyrs of breeze descend upon Chewang Bay from all directions as storm clouds brewed on the hills behind. It was not until after one o'clock when a steady breeze appeared to settle from the north and the crews were summonsed from the respective beach side bars and restaurants to attempt to get race two underway.

With full approval from all skippers PRO Tony Denham quickly got the starting sequence underway at 14:10 before the breeze decided to changed again. Most the racers gathered at the favoured pin end and Sam Chan's Ffreefire 52 won the start just in front of Frank Pong's Jelik. As the boats made there way up the first windward beat the breeze started to clock around to the right which turned the downwind leg into a procession. A strong northerly current played havoc at the rounding mark and the sailors that wisely gybed twice and kept the boat moving benefited from these actions. The top mark was moved to suite the new wind direction but as the breeze continued go right it favoured the mid fleet runners on the last downwind leg. Frank Pong's 75ft R/P Jelik took line honours but did not get the opportunity to save their time on the others. Ray Roberts DK46 Quantum Racing benefited from the wind direction change and sailed the last downwind directly to the finish and in the process managed to pip the bigger 50 footers at the same time to score first place. Andrew Taylor's Mills 41 Ambush also had the benefit of the breeze change to capture second spot. Chris Mead’s Corby 43 Full Metal Jacket filled third spot and less than a minute separated the podium places.

In similar surroundings the smaller IRC 2 boats served it up to the bigger front runners. Jeff Davison's Mumm 30 Panic finished with speed and within a minute of the leaders to score first place and goto the top of the overall leaderboard. In hot pursuit Jonathan Mahony's Mumm 30 Happy Endings followed suite to score second place. Aussie Cruising Yacht Club Commodore Matt Allen on his race one winning Beneteau 44.7 Ichi Ban managed to hold their time to finish up in third place in front of Ben Copley's Club Swan 42 Katsu that took line honours.

Kipsan Beck's Shaw 6.5 Sportsboat Pornstar managed to blitz the fleet again and take the daily double for the second race in a row. Although Yachting Siam's Elliot 7 Ice Bucket is closing in on them to claim second place. Not to be disgraced Mick Grover's Elliot 7 Moon Shadow. is not that far behind there sister ship and ended up in third place.

Once again in the Cruising Class Andrew Short's Constanza took the daily double by a healthy margin. John Stall's Sunsail Odyssey 35 Princess Sharda with sailors from the Samui Junior Sailing Squadron onboard scored second place. Gulf Charters Big Blue took out third place and all three boats have ended up in the order they finished in both races.

Henry Kaye nailed the start on his Firefly 850 Sea Horse Interiors and lead the multihull fleet around the entire course. After handicaps were applied it is David Wales Corsair Sprint 750 The Sting that came out a little under a minute in front of Sea Horse Interiors. Khun Kirati's Top of the Gulf Regatta winning Lock Crowther 43 Sonic edged out the other multi's to claim third place. A mere twenty seconds separated second to fifth place.

Everyone seems happy that at least one race was completed after all this waiting around has severely tested their patience. What was supposed to be the lay day tomorrow will be used to try and get some races completed - weather permitting...

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7th Koh Samui Regatta 2008

AsianYachting Race Report 2

Well what a day, it really was...
WindGuru has it gusting to five knots maximum throughout the day, says it all. The whole morning was spent searching for enough wind to hold a race. Every time PRO Tony Denham found a patch by the time the course was set up it either faded away or drastically changed direction. Lines of breeze appeared on both horizons but disappeared as quickly as they formed. By two thirty and up to six hours of sitting around, trying to keep amused in the hot sun, a very frustrated Race Officer had no other alternative than to postpone the days proceedings, maybe for another day. So as the hooter sounded Code Flags AP over A where hoisted and everyone made their way back to the beach for a well deserved cold drink or two. Conversations amongst the media varied from the obvious to wondering just how many man hours may have been wasted on the water or speculating how much money some of the wealthy boat owners could have earned doing something useful over the same period of time. Amazing Thailand - an area so abundant with natures resources could not produce enough wind for a yacht race.

Weather permitting racing continues tomorrow with whatever courses fit into the present wind pattern..

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7th Koh Samui Regatta 2008

AsianYachting Race Report 1

Off to a flying start...
As the wind failed to cooperate in Chewang Bay, PRO Tony Denham made an early decision to move the startline north and selected courses for all classes that would take the fleet into the passage between Koh Samui and Koh Phangan which is famous for the full moon parties. Only a half hour delay was experienced and the racing class got away first into a building north westerly. Picking the right line into the passage was paramount to getting a good result.

The racing class had a 15 mile slog to windward around Ko Tae Nok before the wind eased off and the current turned unfavorable. When they reappeared around the headland Frank Pong's 75ft R/P Jelik had completed a horizon job on the rest of the fleet and successfully took out the daily double of first and fastest. The two TP 52's went boat for boat until Bill Bremner's Foxy Lady IV edged in front just enough to take second place. Despite being only a speck on the horizon when Jelik finished Ray Roberts DK46 Quantum Racing still managed to correct out in third place in front of his bigger rivals.

After a bit of shuffling the fleet got sorted into classes that better suited there design and capability. Initially with some displeasure Matt Allen’s Beneteau 44.7 Ichi Ban got bumped down to IRC 2 but taking out the handicap honours on race 1 may have proved to be the right decision. Line Honours for Anthony Hastings Beneteau 53 Baby Tonga steered by Aussie veteran Fraser Johnston may have made all the difference but as they did not quite have there time on Ichi Ban had to settle on second place. Jeff Davison's Mumm 30 Panic did the best of the smaller boats to finish up in third place and keep on track to defend the title.

Kipsan Beck also guided his Shaw 6.5 Sportsboat Pornstar around the course in record time to take the daily double by nearly an hour and a half from Yachting Siam's second placed Elliot 7 Ice Bucket. Mick Grover's Elliot 7 Moon Shadow. kept close company with there sister ship to end up in third place.

The Cruising Class saw Andrew Short's Constanza well out in front to take first and fastest from John Stall's Sunsail Odyssey 35 Princess Sharda with two girls (See Photo Edition) from the Samui Junior Sailing Squadron onboard. Gulf Charters Big Blue took out third and all three boats ended up in the order they finished.

Toby O'Connell Firefly 850 Dhevatara Frog took the correct line into the passage between the islands and came out of it with an enormous advantage to lead by the proverbial mile. They managed to hold onto the lead to the finish and scored a handy race one victory in front of the more experienced multihull sailors. Henry Kaye's Firefly 850 Sea Horse Interiors was the next to finish and hold there time on a hungry chasing pack. Khun Radab's Farrier tri Cedar Swan did the best of the other multihull designs to end up in third place.

Racing continues tomorrow with back to back windward / leeward courses scheduled.

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7th Koh Samui Regatta 2008

AsianYachting Pre Regatta Report

Season ending regatta brings out the best...
All the major racing class players in Asia are turning up in force at Koh Samui to make one last desperate bid to win an event before the 2007-08 season closes. After last years convincing win, Bill Bremner made the decision to get a bigger boat and returns with the fully syndicated TP52 Foxy Lady IV and expects to be hoisting high the beautiful Waterford Crystal KSR perpetual bowl for the second year in succession. Since going down to the wire in the last race of the 2006-07 season, Frank Pong and his 75ft R/P Jelik are the reigning AY Champions, will be going all out to add another prize to the ever expanding trophy cabinet. Even though Ray Roberts and Quantum Racing have already won the 2007-08 AY Skipper and Boat of the Year there is still the ‘KSR bragging rights’ to fight for. But the likes of Neil Pryde's Welbourne 52 Hi-Fi, Sam Chan's Ffreefire 52, the Kinmonth / Burns Mills 51 Mandrake and Chris Mead’s Corby 43 Full Metal Jacket will be pushing all the way to prevent Ray from lifting both trophies. Newcomers to the fold are Matt Allen’s Beneteau 44.7 Ichi Ban, fresh from her recent victory in Dubai at the Maktoum Cup and Ben Copley's Club Swan 42 Katsu that made their debut at the Langkawi Regatta earlier this year.

However the Samui Regatta is not just about the Grand Prix yachts and a good line up of Racer/Cruisers, Sportsboat and Multihull's are already anchored off Chaweng beach. The organisers are very grateful for the boats that travel thousands of miles to compete and make this such a friendly laid back event for all to enjoy. By falling in June the Koh Samui Regatta may mark the end of the annual sailing calendar but as we are blessed in SE Asia by having an all year round sailing season, don't despair as the month of July brings Phuket Race Week and the start of the next racing season.

In IRC 1 Jeff Davison's Singaporean based Mumm 30 Panic is back to defend the title they so narrowly won last year on countback. They can expect some more close racing action as Pascal Leray's Lyons 38 Breakaway who won the recent Top of the Gulf Regatta as well as David Bell's second placed Jeanneau 35 Magic Roundabout are all fired up and ready to go. Also up from Singapore is Jonathan Mahony's Mumm 30 Happy Endings and Keith Dunn's Mount Gay 30 Lunchcutter are looking seriously at ruining the party and expect podium places by the end of the regatta.

Three Firefly 850 Sports catamarans, three Farrier/Corsair trimarans and the resident twin rigged Radical Bay 8000 catamaran are expected to contest the multihull class. Favorites are Peter Dyer's Firefly SEA, who should have won the Top of the Gulf but were unlucky with two mishaps, Cedar Swan sailed by the highly disciplined Thai crew under the leadership of Khun Redab has won here before and the well traveled Corsair Sprint 750 The Sting has made an impression wherever she races. If the wind is light, which is forecast, then the tri's will come into their own but in the stronger winds at the TOG, the lone Firefly sped away and was literally uncatchable.

Thai television personality Kipsan Beck will be helming his nippy Shaw 6.5 Sportsboat aptly named Pornstar and if he can keep it all together should start out as the favourite. If the two Elliot 7's Moon Shadow and Ice Bucket registered by Mick Grover make it to the starting grid they will have their hands full keeping Pornstar honest and Dick Sanders Thai Raver at bay.

Another highlight of the regatta this year includes the first Samui Junior Sailing Squadron Challenge racing on the kindly donated Sunsail Odyssey 35 Princess Sharda. Organized by one of the original founders of the event, John Stall, this will give local children the chance to experience the passion and excitement of competitive yacht racing. Graham Lind's Hustler SJ35 Sumatra is up from Singapore and has won the cruising class at other Asian events before. Constanza and Big Blue are new on the scene and can be considered dark horses of the cruising class.

Callum Laing's Bangkok-based MobyElite have taken over organizing the event and local Samui sailing celebrity Francesco Brancaccio is heading up the island management team. The on the water Race Management team is again led by the experienced Simon James, with a supporting cast that includes Aussie Race Officer Tony Denham returning for the third time and world renowned international judge Mark Pryke is bringing his vast knowledge and experience to chair the jury.

Notes to Editors: Expressions of interest are already being received for the 2008 - 09 AsianYachting Grand Prix Championships – Asia's leading yacht skippers and boat owners from all over the world are invited to prepare there team and boat campaign to contest the prestigious Asian events on the annual calendar. The AY GP Championships consists of eight regattas held over nine months, in six countries across South East and East Asia for all Racing Class yachts. For further news, info and how the pointscore for the 2007-08 AY Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards panned out visit: http://asianyachting.com/news/AYGP07-08.htm To gain media accreditation for regattas and to download photographs, video footage, press packs and entry lists, goto the AY Calendar at http://asianyachting.com/asiancalendar.htm and select the individual event website links.

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