Subic Boracay Race – AY Race Report 2

 

Jelik claims overall IRC stakes in Subic to Boracay Race
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
29:02:2016 Boracay, Philippines: After winning the start by a bow length, Frank Pong’s Custom Dibley 75 Jelik, navigated through the transitional zones to leeward of Mount Mariveles and Palay with care and cleared the notoriously tricky Verde Island Passage relatively unobstructed, to claim the handicap honours by over two hours, from Ernesto Echauz’s defending champion TP52 Standard Insurance Centennial III. The race turned into a go/stop affair and the yachts taking the inshore line benefited, while the yachts offshore found their own parking lots and lost valuable time in the process. Last years record setting, Syd Fischer’s Dubois 90 Ragamuffin 90 skippered by David Witt, saw their chances of repeating the exercise disappear, as they sat motionless and most the fleet overtook them. From then on, they played catch up, in time to claim line honours but well outside the record time and conceded several handicap places to finish fifth overall.

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Top Fuel – 2016 Melges 20 World Series Tour Is Underway

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Melges 20 Class is poised to break 2015 world ranking participation levels with a diverse racing schedule featuring great places, faces and races
With the completion of two events (Miami Winter Regatta on 5-7 February, and the Primo Cup – Trophee Credit Suisse on 12-14 February), the first leaders of the 2016 Melges 20 World Series Tour (WST) has been named

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Efforts Sharpen for Upcoming End of Club Marine Series

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28 February 2016

Race Day 5 of the Club Marine Series continued the premier keelboat series of Victoria Saturday, 27th February. Sandringham Yacht Club played host for this race and saw 132 boats registered for the event; officially passing the total number of racing boats for last season. Conditions for Race Day 5 slowly built over the race adding emphasis to maintaining boat speed through the gusts, lulls and shifts.

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Anthem passengers file class action suit against RCCL; Expedition members taken off grounded icebreaker

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Expedition members taken off grounded icebreaker
February 26, 2016—The incident began Wednesday, February 24, when the icebreaker Aurora Austaralis broke free of its mooring lines at Mawson at 9:15 am local time, during a blizzard and subsequently grounded on rocks at West Arm in Horseshoe Harbor.

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