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AY Race Report 5

2018/19 AY Grand Prix Event

RMSIR joins the Hurry Up and Wait Program...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
23rd Nov 2018: After the tiring passage race from Penang, crews were expected to front up again for the Langkawi Harbour races starting at 1400hrs. The late arrival of the Cruising and Cruising Classic classes, PRO Jerry Rollin wisely cancelled racing for them and went ahead for the other classes. All morning the NE trade wind had reestablished itself, after a few days of disturbed weather from the tropical depression passing by. The Premier Cruisers got away on a downwind start but according to Murphy's Law, when it came to the Racing Classes turn, the wind faded away and the Postponement flag came out. Then the waiting game started. A few promising moments came and went, even an attempt to get away, ended before the first starting horn sounded. Eventually there was no other option, but to postpone racing for the day and send the IRC and Multihull classes home, to fight it out on the final day tomorrow. Goto
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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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