China Coast Regatta 2021. Day 2 Race Report
The breeze picked up for Day 2 of China Coast Regatta with an 8 kts northly breeze and blue sky greeting sailors as they reached the race track - a complete contrast to yesterday’s weather.
30 boats came out for racing. The IRC Racer classes sailed two windward / leeward courses to start with and HKPN were given one windward / leeward and an island course.
As the day progressed, the breeze built to around 15 to 20kts, making for the best sailing conditions Hong Kong has to offer. As a result of the building breeze, there were some broaches and one boat even dragged the leeward mark far away from its location but racing in general went well.
The TP52 and IRC Racer 1 yachts were sent off on an Island course of 11.5nm whilst it was a 9nm course for the boats in IRC Racer 2 and 3 for their third race of the day.
All the leaders from Day 1 of the regatta were able to maintain their leads in their divisions including Shawn Kang's Alpha + in the TP52 division. William Liu's Seawolf 2 notched up a 1-3-2 today, narrowly leading Joachim Isler /Andrew Taylor’s Ambush by 2 points.
With Nick Burns' King Mills 40 Witchcraft scoring an impressive two bullets today, just one point behind IRC Racer 2 leader, James Verner’s Judel Vrolijk Custom 36 Nightshift. In IRC Racer 3, Andrew Pidden ‘s J99 Juice took two bullets and grips tightly onto their strong lead ahead of Dexter II.
As for the HKPN division, Bradly Wilkins's Blowers Daughter is one point ahead of Carl Wilkinson's Lisa Elaine.
The final day of the regatta starts tomorrow with more perfect sailing conditions forecasted!