The Jeanneau Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Class Regatta Port Shelter took place last weekend, with Swedish Blue the standout boat in the long course.
With 42 boats competing, 28 over the long course and 14 over the short course, two races took place on Saturday (Feb 2) and three races on Sunday (Feb 3).
This regatta was for Etchells, J80’s and Sports Boats over the long course and Dragon, Flying Fifteen, Impala, Pandora and Ruffian over the short course.
Saturday’s racing was in light winds, with the windward mark being set too close to shore creating a becalmed area that caused problems for some, according to discussions after the race. Indeed, many ran out of wind as they raced to the mark, with a number of boats breaching as they set off leeward.
Sunday’s racing was in stronger winds.
Actual times were converted to corrected times based on RHKATI Handicaps and one discard was allowed over the five races. The low scoring system was employed.
The first three places for the long course were taken by Etchells: Swedish Blue, The Battler and Dream On. Epekwit’k was fourth (J80), Mind The Bumps (another Etchell) was fifth, while the first Sports Boat was Merlin (Magic 25) in sixth place.
Swedish Blue had a terrific regatta coming first in four of the five races, giving her an unbeatable net score of four.
There was a mixture of boats in the top five positions over the short course: Taxi (Impala) came first followed by French Fries (F15), Phyloong III (Dragon), EauX Vives (Dragon) and Moll (Impala).
Dragon – Phyloong III, Eaux Vives, Moonraker II.
Etchells – Swedish Blue, The Battler, Dream On.
F15 – French Fries, Zest, Flying Fort.
Impala – Taxi, Moll, Also Can.
J80 – Epikwit’k, Jelik 6, Hakawati.
Sports Boats – Merlin, Brace Brace Brace, Northern Lights.
Ruffian – Victory 9, Hombre, Skellum.
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