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Drumstick wins King’s Cup



PHUKET: Ray Roberts’ Drumstick Quantum Racing this morning beat Neil Pryde’s Hi Fi by nearly three minutes to win the final race of the Racing class and clinch this year’s King’s Cup.

Drumstick‘s consistent good performance saw the crew amass 7 points for the series, two points clear of Hi Fi.

Nick Burns’ Mandrake, despite finishing sixth this morning, came third in the series.

In IRC 1 class, Octopussy staved off persistent pressure this morning to finish just 12 seconds ahead of Switchblade, with Ruby Tuesday coming third.

Although Octopussy and Ruby Tuesday wrapped up the series on 12 points apiece, top honors went to Octopussy as it finished first in three races. Switchblade ranked third overall with 14 points.

La Samudra‘s win today in IRC 2 was not enough to stop Royal Thai Navy 1 from winning the class with an impressive tally of five points for the series. La Samudra placed second overall in the class with six points, with Royal Thai Navy 2 coming third on 14 points.

Today’s race in IRC 3 belonged to Sumatra, with Patrice III coming second and Minx finishing third.

Patrice III took top honors in the series with six points, while Minx (8) ranked second and Sumatra (9) came third.

Brian Haydon’s crew on Vida proved dominant in the Premier class, winning today’s race. Strewth and Lawana finished second and third, respectively.

Vida scored 7 points to win the series, with Strewth (9) second overall and Moonblue (16) third.

Moto Inzi was simply too quick in the Multihull 1 class, crossing the finish line some 13 minutes ahead of nearest rival Cedar Swan. Xcatriot came third.

Moto Inzi won the series with a tally of just 5 points. Cedar Swan (9) came second overall, with Coco Blues (10) third.

Raimon Land Chameleon placed third in today’s Multihull 2 race despite crossing the finish line first. Top honors today went to Chimera, finishing three minutes ahead of Charro. Chimera won the series with a perfect score of 4 points. Charro finished second on 10 points, with Raimon Land Chameleon (11) placing third.

Overall series results for the remaining classes are:

Sunsail One Design. 1. Princess Anna (5), 2. Princess Christina (9), 3. Princess Sharda (11)

Bareboat Charter. 1. Bintang (7), 2. Team Camel Toe (Tompa) (8), 3. Fidgi (9)

Classic. 1. Sanook (6), 2. Silvia (9), 3. Lady M (13)

Ocean Rover. 1. Jemini Jo (9), 2. Aquavit III (11), 3. Amadeus (12)

Sport Boats. At time of upload, protests were still being heard.


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