Race Day 1 kicked off with sunny, clear blue skies over Langkawi. The courses for the day’s races were all within the Kuah Harbor. The day started with little wind during Race 1 before speeds finally began to pick up in the afternoon shortly before Race 2. Not optimal racing conditions here in the harbor but Principal Race Officer Simon James pulled off a riveting day of racing nonetheless.
Race Day 1
Race Day 2 of the RLIR brought sunny skies, good tides, and strong winds. Once again, all of the day’s courses took place within the Kuah Harbor. The boats went out slightly later than the day before as they were waiting for optimal conditions, with the jury boat, start boats, and course markers being in place by 1020.
Race Day 2
Race Day 3 of the 15th RLIR has unfortunately ended with no races taking place for the day due to poor racing condition. At 1400 hours Principle Race Officer (P.R.O.) Simon James declared that all races would be called off.
Race Day 3
Race Day 4 of the 15th RLIR has seen the return of the wind, after yesterday’s race cancelations. The day started with clear skies, decent tides and most importantly, strong winds. The races for the day took place offshore out in open waters, a first for this year’s Regatta, after the previous races taking place solely in Kuah Harbor. The area for the course was large and to the west of The Yacht Club with a few mountains in range which allowed for more wind flow.
Race Day 4
Race Day 5 of the 15th RLIR is upon us and with it comes fairly decent sailing weather for the final day of races. All races today took place offshore on the East coast of Langkawi. Jury boat, start boats and markers were all set in place and ready by 0900 hours but the races were delayed due to a red flag at 0930 hours.
Race Day 5