Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Samui Regatta: No racing on Day 2 as sailors regroup onshore

Samui Regatta: No racing on Day 2 as sailors regroup onshore

SAILING: The best laid plans… The breeze was on early this morning as the race management left the beach. The plan: head straight out off Chaweng Beach and lay a startline. Leaving the “shelter” of the bay, the wind died off the further they went out. A few nautical miles off shore and everyone joined in the waiting game.

Sailing
By Press Release

Tuesday 28 May 2019, 04:49PM


Blue skies, vivid colour and racing action. Two out of three was in store on Day 2 of Samui Regatta 2019. Photo: Supplied

Blue skies, vivid colour and racing action. Two out of three was in store on Day 2 of Samui Regatta 2019. Photo: Supplied

Meanwhile close to shore, a persistent cloud sat over the area producing a localised inshore breeze that reached just a few hundred metres off the beach before fading out.

Back out on the course and the waiting had turned to swimming as the sailors cooled off in the warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Soon after midday Ross Chisholm sent the fleet back to shore to wait it out under coconut palms with a cold drink in hand at Synergy Samui Resort.

The views from shore looked great, but offshore it was not to be and the best laid plans didn't come to fruition today.

An AP over A flag was posted ashore at 13:56 and racing was called off for the day.

“Things don't always go to plan and today the weather wasn't playing ball. Ross and the on-water team did an excellent job working hard to try and get some racing underway but sadly it wasn’t to be today,” commented Samui Regatta Race Director Simon James.

Laguna Golf Phuket

“Full marks for making the call to send the fleet back to shore to wait it out in tropical comfort. Everyone will now be truly refreshed and re-charged. They’ll no doubt enjoy our party on the beach tonight and I expect all will be raring to go again tomorrow,” he added.

Series results remain unchanged. For the current standings, visit http://www.samuiregatta.com/on-the-water/results2019

Racing recommences tomorrow off Chaweng Beach, Samui.

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket Poll: Environmental damage, prices too high

Great Phuket Poll. Now waiting for response of Phuket Officialdom as the outcome is significant. Sic...(Read More)


Phuket readies for HM King’s birthday

And presumably no alcohol ban? Since it's not a religious holiday? And you've made no mentio...(Read More)


Weather warning for Phuket remains in effect

As per usual here the Met. issuing a weather warning has proven to be the perfect way to bring the s...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Hit the dog

As bad as this was lets remember amongst all the angst that this is a DOG. Where is the uproar ofver...(Read More)


Brit expat behind bars for attacking Phuket dog

LOL. A few years ago a neighbor of mine would reach through my gate and hit my dog with a long stick...(Read More)


Egyptian tourist slashed with a cleaver on Phuket’s renowned Muay Thai street

Oh he used foul language while waiting buying a roti from the guy? I suppose that is fine as long a...(Read More)


Bridging Supply: Officials reveal B3.5bn proposal to resolve island’s water shortage woes

Maybe Mr.Fascinated could give us his own calculation for such a project instead of wondering about...(Read More)


Brit expat behind bars for attacking Phuket dog

"On march 15..." Isn't it strange that the same person is again and again involved in ...(Read More)


Phuket airport van B3k fare ‘just a misunderstanding’, say police

Mr Dek should look at the prices published at the transport desks in arrival hall airport. Moreover,...(Read More)


PM Prayut calls out Phuket van driver for overcharging Aussie tourists

.."Water shortage is always in April and May".. I thought really that we live now in the ...(Read More)