joins the Hurry Up and Wait Program...
There wasn't much fun on the Premier Cruising course down the harbour in glassy conditions. Falling into wind holes, in a stop and go program, looked like they wouldn't make it to the shortened finish line, within the time limit. Eventually the seabreeze materialised and carried the two leading contenders across the line just before the cut off time. Dato Khalilur Rahman's DK 46 Janda Baik skippered by Khairul Zakaria, gingerly managed to get around the course and take the daily double. Followed four minutes latter by Geoff Hill's Smith 72 Antipodes for 2nd place. Unfortunately the Malaysian Armed Forces Farr 520 Zuhal skippered by Salleh Ahmad and Peter Cremers Warwick 75 Shahtoosh didn't make it by the cut of time and were recorded Did Not Finish (DNF) to see their tilt at the title, washed away in the current.
The win for Janda Baik, extends their lead to three points over Antipodes and with two races scheduled for them on the final day tomorrow, it will take a herculean effort to reverse the order.
As the Royal Malaysian Armed Forces Contessa 32OD Marikh skippered by Mohd Hanif Husain and Dato Richard Curtis 100 year old Bristol cutter Eveline skippered by James Lee, had some special guests flown in for the race, it was decided to have an impromptu race and they joined the drift-a-thon down the harbour. Although this is not a scored race, both boats were having a good time at the shortened finish line and the results were tabulated to reveal, Eveline would have beaten Marikh on this occasion.
Finals day tomorrow and weather permitting, the high noon shootout will decide the final outcome, on the water. The gala dinner and Overall Prize Presentation will take place at the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club in the evening and will be the last act for this marathon edition.
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