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‘Swedish Blue’ Head of all Classes in Port Shelter Regatta

Yachting—Port Shelter Regatta

By Bill Cox
Epoch Times Staff
Created: February 6, 2013 Last Updated: February 6, 2013
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Racing action during the Jeanneau Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Class Regatta Port Shelter on the weekend. (Bill Cox/The Epoch Times)

Racing action during the Jeanneau Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Class Regatta Port Shelter on the weekend. (Bill Cox/The Epoch Times)

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.

Long course

Boats dropping spinakers as they round the leeward marker during the Jeanneau Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Class Regatta Port Shelter on the weekend. (Bill Cox/The Epoch Times)

Boats dropping spinakers as they round the leeward marker during the Jeanneau Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Class Regatta Port Shelter on the weekend. (Bill Cox/The Epoch Times)

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.

Short course

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).

'Swedish Blue' was the overall winner in the weekend's yacht racing in the Jeanneau Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Class Regatta Port Shelter. (Bill Cox/The Epoch Times)

'Swedish Blue' was the overall winner in the weekend's yacht racing in the Jeanneau Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Class Regatta Port Shelter. (Bill Cox/The Epoch Times)

 

Class results

DragonPhyloong 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 BoatsMerlin, Brace Brace Brace, Northern Lights.

RuffianVictory 9, Hombre, Skellum.

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