With a weather forecast of more and better wind, sailors set off for some real actions on the second day of the Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2011. Despite a two-hour delay when the Race Committee raised the AP flag at 8.37am, it didn’t affect the sailors as some of them took the time to chill out by the bar.
Described as one of the best regattas in Asia by Principal Race Officer Mark Pryke, the Royal Langkawi International Regatta saw 47 boats of eight classes take part in the challenge. Pryke said the boats had a reasonably good start today, as the boats strolled off on windward-leeward courses. Several boats were caught over the starting line before the race. The course for all classes had to be shortened when the wind died during the first race.
It started to drizzle around 3.20pm during the second race, but it did little to dampen the sailors’ spirit. The wind also changed to nearly 180 degrees during the second race of the day.
The Race Committee had to shorten the course for five classes – IRC1, Multihull, Hobbie 16, Club Cruising and Ocean Rover.
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By E. L. Tan