Monday, March 8, 2010

Report #2 from the Asia Pacific Masters

Race day #1  report from Peter Seidenberg:

We had two races today in S 20-15. There was a strong south ebb tide current flowing which caused a general recall in each of the two fleets and even a black flag start in the Radial fleet. The current, against the wind, created bigger waves than warranted for the wind speed we had. Course #1 was used in both races.

This regatta is not only the Asia Pacific Masters, but also the Asia Pacific Open Championship. There are some very good young sailors here from Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, and other countries. The points for all age divisions are extracted from the overall positions without re-scoring. It is, therefore, important to place well in the overall fleet.

I had a sixth in the first race, and a fourth in the second, placing me in fourth overall. My main GGM competitor, Keith Wilkins from the UK, a multiple Masters world champion, had two thirds and is in third place overall. A young Thai sailor, with two seconds is in second place, and a young Malaysian sailor, with two firsts is in first place overall.

Tomorrow's wind is predicted to be pretty well a carbon copy of today's.