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Handicap system puts wind into 'Star's sails

Handicap system puts wind into 'Star's sails

PHUKET: Only five boats turned out for the third race in the Irish Times Series on Sunday (April 15), but there was no shortage of spectators at the Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC), who lugged in plenty of beer and sunscreen to survive the intense heat.

Tuesday 24 April 2012, 03:13PM

Photo: James Irvine Allan

Photo: James Irvine Allan

Bill Sax on Astraeus, winner of the last race, was keen to get a fast start. He was so fast in fact that he was one minute before the start signal.

Quickly having to do a short loop to guide Astraeus back to the starting line, he gave the other yachts a chance to get away and build a gap that they maintained throughout the race. Astraeus still managed to finish second overall on adjusted time.

Scott Duncason, captain of Som Tam Express, was the fastest of the day being first over the start line, then with what seemed to be perfect sailing from him and his crew, was first over the finishing line. He could only manage third overall though on adjusted time.

Peter Wood was next to follow on Windstar. Even with a little mishap putting up the spinnaker half way round, for which Tim Willis on foredeck claimed innocence, Windstar came first overall with a little help from the hotly debated handicap system.

Muoy Hin, in her first race with the club, was third over the line, receiving joint third overall with Som Tam Express.

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