Relive RLIR 2020Updated 467 days ago

Lighter airs towards the end

A sunrise departure for the final day of the BRRLIR in Kuah Harbour! As the weather forecast predicted very light airs, all boats were out on the harbor early today to make sure that “the early boat catches the wind!”

After a very quiet start a steady five to six knot breeze from the east north east kicked in at around 1100 hours. This was enough wind for the PRO to be able to set great courses for all seven classes to enjoy one final race and another memorable day of sailing.

The day was made very entertaining by seeing how well the various yachts and crews were able to handle much lighter airs as the wind today was considerably lower than the four previous days.

The handicapping was really excellent with many race result places separated by mere seconds on corrected time, making for very exciting sailing.

Wonderful to witness many friendships formed and great camaraderie develop amongst sailors from nine different countries in the 18th Belt & Road Royal Langkawi International Regatta.

A big shout out for the Marine Police who were working hard in the background, ensuring the safety and security of all yachts and competing sailors throughout the event.

In summary everyone enjoyed a very successful, very well organized regatta with a total of ten races over the five days of competition. The weather was very kind giving us fair winds and great results. Congratulations to all concerned.

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