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Close Competition in all Divisions in Spring Cup

Yachting—Big Boat Spring Cup

By Bill Cox
Epoch Times Staff
Created: February 20, 2013 Last Updated: February 20, 2013
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The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Big Boat Spring Cup remains wide open in all divisions after the completion of the first day of racing last weekend.

The regatta is a racing series of five races spread over two days, with the first day on Sunday Feb 17 and the second planned for Saturday Feb 23. A total of 10 boats took part on Day 1, with IRC classification boats split equally between Divisions 1 and 2. A further two boats were included in the HKPN Division.

Three races were run on Day 1: a perimeter race, windward leeward race and Ninepin Reach. On Day 2 there will be Trio Reach and Back Passage Races.

No single boat dominated in either the IRC or HKPN Divisions after the first three races, leaving the final result open for any competitor to win next Saturday.

IRC

In Division 1, Ambush had a first and two seconds and lead (with 5-points) from Mojito (7) and Peninsula Signal 8 (8).

Signal 8 seemed to be still trying to find best racing form after damaging a sail the day before the races, but seemed to be improving as the day went on—she came first in race three.

In the Division 2 category, Whiskey Jack and Vixen are both on 5-points, while Talking Head is only three points off the lead (8).

HKPN

When the race times were translated into HKPN results Mojito (6) leads Division 1 from Ambush (7) and Peninsula Signal 8 is in third (8).

In Division 2 the top three boats, Whiskey Jack, Vixen and Talking Head are in identical positions as for the IRC Division 2. The two boats just taking part in the HKPN Category Darling and Ex-Libris are lower down the order.

Next Race Day

Race Day 2 is scheduled for Saturday Feb 23.

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