Sailors competing in Prime of the Gulf Regatta
2019 in Pattaya, Thailand
headed out to their respective programs on Saturday, solely to be greeted by
a lightweight
breeze, and are available begin time even that had dissipated.
A begin for IRC Racing 1 was aborted in
sequence forcing the Race Officer to AP whereas the fleet waited,
and waited.
Come early afternoon, the AP was raised and Lessons
1-6 had been despatched again to shore. The AP was lowered at 13:30 and the fleet headed again out to be greeted by
sturdy winds,
a number of rain, thunder and lightning, however as the more severe a part of the
storm handed the racing was capable of get underway.

In the meantime, on the dinghy programs, in
between the ready they managed to get in some racing, two for
most courses, and the SV14s accomplished three.
Including to the enjoyable
had been the IOM radio managed yachts, their first time out. Whereas the rain proved
slightly difficult, the shortage of wind did not and so they had an incredible
opening day of their two-day sequence.
Keelboats and
In Race 6, Noppakao Poonpat, skippering THA72,
acquired the very best of begins whereas Group Hollywood ducked behind for concern
of being OCS. THA72 lead across the windward/leeward course and
rounding the highest mark for the second time, forward. As each rounded,
the 2 TP52s cut up and Group Hollywood selected the higher facet of
the course (watch
the video of that transfer) to cross the road first and declare the handicap win. An
OCS for each on the second race noticed a re-start wherein THA72 was
over once more and within the course of gifted the win to Group Hollywood.
Two wins for Fujin in IRC Racing 2 sees them cement
their lead on the prime, whereas a 9 second benefit on corrected
time for Tenacious in Saturday’s second race see them end the day
with a 2,2 to maintain the strain on.
The lights winds
weren’t sort to MoonShadow2 in IRC Racing Three as they slipped to a
3,2 on the day. Two hard-earned first place finishers for the
Japanese crew on Group Spray see them with a two level lead on the
prime with the discard now in play.

There was only a single
race for the Platu class on Saturday. An OCS for Straightforward Tiger V noticed them
enjoying catch-up all through. Rounding the highest mark second to final,
they managed to claw again some locations to complete in eighth.
Nevertheless, within the protest room the Jury determined they weren’t OCS
and provided redress, leading to them being named winner of the
race and so they now go into the ultimate day with a cushty lead
forward of Group ViewPoint in second.
An extended race in softening
breeze for the Multihulls and it was Bob Garner and crew on
BladeRunnerIX who sailed good so as to add one other bullet to their
tally and enhance their result in 5 factors over Sonic in second
and Edenko in third.
Thailand SV14 Para Crusing Championship
Regardless of the difficult situations, the SV14 groups managed to finish
three races on Saturday and because the wind dropped in the direction of the tip,
positions had been swapped.
The Thai duo of Paisol Pateh/
Mahseedi Hadumor continued of their successful methods with two wins in
the primary races, however needed to accept fourth within the closing race of
the day. With the discard now in play, the fourth may be dropped
and so they retain a wholesome 9 level lead on the prime of the
In the meantime a 2,5,Three for Kasempon Hondee/ Suraphong
Chitkong retains them in second general.
Victory within the closing
race for Russel Vollmer/ Cherrie Pinpin, and ending the day
with a 3,2,1 scoreline, sees them simply three factors off fourth
placers, Jo Mengel/ Anwarmay whereas Kristo Priks/ Peep Krusberg sit
in third.
Thailand Optimist Open Championship
Within the
Gold Fleet, sequence chief Panwa Boonak, had a troublesome day with
a fourth and a 3rd. Nevertheless, with three bullets earlier on his
scorecard he nonetheless instructions a cushty lead on the prime. M.L.
Weka Bhanubandh recovered from a twelfth within the first race to
end first within the second race, however has to accept third
general, 5 factors behind Bowonnan Chanram whose 1,Four in the present day moved
him as much as second general.

Within the Silver Fleet, there is not any
stopping Pitipoom Jaroenpon who, regardless of ending eighth within the
second race on Saturday (his worse end result to this point), has 4 bullets to
his identify and is sitting fairly on a 28 level lead. Second place
general is held by Amonwan Aphiwatudomkun who is only one level
forward of Supakan Kerdsakul in third.
Dinghy Lessons
races for the dinghy courses (8, 9, 10, 11) and because the saying
goes, “the cream at all times rises to the highest”. Consistency is essential over
a four-day sequence and a 1,2 for Albert Nazarov in his Finn retains
him two factors away from Ralf Donner. Apichart Tongmak, in the meantime,
had a blended day with a 3rd and a UFD (which has change into his
drop), that means he holds onto third place within the general standings.
Two wins on Satruday for Ahmad Latif Khan B.Ali Sabri Khan in Class
9 sees them maintain a slim one level lead over Ahmad Latif Khan B.Ali
Sabri Khan with Israr Hazim B.Ismail two factors additional again in
third. The satan, nevertheless, is within the particulars with simply 4
seconds deciding second and third locations within the second race of the
In Class 10, Patcharee Sringam continues to dominate with a
3,1 in the present day whereas a 4,2 for Mohammad Shahieran Rin Raiman is sufficient
to maintain him in second general forward of Eric Owen Tan Chang Fook in
Within the double-handed dinghies (Class 11), sequence
leaders Muhammad Syafie Bin Ali/ Ikrami Hakimin Bin Markham had been a
little beneath par ending the day with a 3,Three however nonetheless retain prime
spot general. In the meantime, a 1,2 by Jedtavee Yongyuennarn/
Chakkaphat Wiriyakitti see them shut the hole on the prime to only
two factors with Muhammad Fauzi Kaman Shah/ Omar Ac Faroue 5
factors additional again in third.

Within the windsurf
courses two races had been accomplished in some very difficult situations.
Two extra wins for Ahmad Danish Abdul Hadi Kame in RS:X sees them
prime the standings forward of Geh Cheow Lin in second and Nuur Fatin
Solehah Binti Abdul Rahman in third. In the meantime, Ilham Bin Wahab
continues to dominate the RS:One class dropping his second place
within the day’s second race to consolidate a seven level lead on the
prime. Muhammad Izzudin Bin Abdul Rani sits in second forward.
IOM RC Yachts
Prime of the Gulf Regatta prides itself on its
range and 12 Worldwide One Metre Radio Managed Yachts
began their sequence on Saturday. After 10 races had been accomplished Narongrit Singhasaenee leads the standings on 19 factors forward of
Dean Martin two factors additional again. Narin Palatikanon sits in
third on 24 factors.


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