Very light wind conditions plagued the fleet during the 3rd race of the series, leaving some skippers stranded in the doldrums – eventually having to retire from racing. Invictus continue their win streak, taking advantage of the favourable conditions to power ahead of her rivals in the light air and glassy waters. Despite a poor start, she managed line honours with ease – leaving Jong Dee to settle for 2nd and Red Rum to complete the podium in 3rd for the IRC Class.
The PY Class also sees a strong performance from Balqis, who made it 3 bullets from 3 weekends to stretch their lead in both the Sunday Series and Twilight Series. Arbudhen’s consistent placing in the top 3 for every race strengthens her position in the series – finishing a close 2nd and keeping Balqis on her toes. Sapphire Star returns to racing after a short break, managing to just stay ahead of Minx in the race to sneak into 3rd. A starboard-port situation between Cicak and Baloo right after the start definitely heated things up on water for the Cruising Multihull Class. Witblits stretched their lead, taking advantage of a good start to secure another bullet for the series. The husband and wife team on Jaza Too completed the race in 2nd place – ahead of Cicak who managed to sneak into 3rd after handicap.
Seems like the Beach Catamarans took an off-day today, as Scott McCook’s HIPP and Chris Waddington’s Persian Cat made it 2 for the fleet. HIPP sailed well to her handicap, scoring a comfortable win ahead of Persian Cat to notch another win in the series, making it 2 bullets from 3 races. Congratulations to all the winners – we take a break next week due to the J24 & Platu Nationals, see you on 2nd June for the Twilight Race! Results: