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Fickle winds for second day of King’s Cup

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Fickle winds for second day of King’s Cup | Thaiger

KATA: The King’s Cup fleet arrived in Phuket yesterday after two days’ racing, the first between Krabi and Phi-Phi and the second from Phi-Phi to Phuket. The day started well, with promising 10-knot winds. But these died away during the afternoon. In the evening, with all the boats moored off Kata beach and the crews onshore sampling a variety of brews, the winds picked up again to 30 knots or more, resulting in the loss of a number of dinghies and calls for swift action as several boats dragged their anchors. No serious damage was reported, however. Top results of the second day were as follows (figures in brackets show boats’ overall position after two days’ racing): Racing Class 1 Australia Challenge (=2) 2 Yo! (5) 3 Pla Loma (=2) 4 Hi Fidelity (1) 5 Karakoa (4) Performance Cruising 1 Monsoon Blue (1) 2 Anicka (2) 3 Pytheus Aura (6) 4 Fi-tuan (10) 5 Zephyr (3) Ocean Multihull 1 Summersalt (=1) 2 Lee Marine Fine Pitch (=1) 3 Cedarswan (=3) 4 Palita (=3) Cruising 1 Grafitti (1) 2 Amanda (2) 3 Simpatico (3) Classic 1 Isobar (1) 2 Sanuk (2) 3 Kal-Arsa 1 (3) Platu 1 Ikuyo Hironaka (=1) 2 Mark Haswell (=1) 3 Andrew Peters (3)


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