Connect with us

Phuket

Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Day 3: Pryde pulls a fast one

Published

 on 

PHUKET: Neil Pryde could be on course for another victory in the Racing Division after exchanging first places with Full Metal Jacket on day three of the 2009 King’s Cup Regatta.

Hi-Fi finished the first race of the day in pole position while Full Metal Jacket with America’s Cup helmsman Chris Dickson in charge had to settle for second.

Roles were reversed in the day’s second race with Full Metal Jacket finishing first and Hi Fi second, although the latter still has a commanding five point lead in the series.

The Firefly 850 class is the only class consisting of identical designs of boats, meaning that the first boat over the line is automatically the winner. This makes for some exciting racing, and today was no exception, with Brent Gribble’s Twin Sharks winning the first race by a margin of less than two minutes and Damian Ford’s SEA Properties winning the second by less than a minute.

“We are showing signs of improvement but I think Twin Sharks has got is sewn up now. Conditions were good and it was an exciting day’s racing. I am happy to have won a race,” said Damian Ford.

Fegus Wilmer and Henry Kaye recorded their fifth and sixth straight victories on Thor in the Multihull Class as did Matt Allen on Ichi Ban in IRC 1. Elsewhere, the IRC 2 class is looking set to go to the wire, with Royal Thai Navy skippered by Wiwat Poonpat recording back to back victories to move within two points of Peter Dyer’s Team Bentley.

— James Goyder

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

World5 hours ago

Thai gangs traffic Kenyans to Myanmar scam factories

South6 hours ago

Deep South emergency decree extended 3 months

Thailand6 hours ago

Why Is Thailand So Cheap?

Sponsored2 days ago

Where you can get cannabis in Bangkok

Expats7 hours ago

Phuket’s 5 best golf courses

Crime7 hours ago

Inmate who escaped Khon Kaen hospital back in custody

Coronavirus (Covid-19)8 hours ago

Masks recommended in crowds amid Covid increase

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Crime10 hours ago

Squabbling beach vendor gives rival a single bullet warning

Tourism10 hours ago

Russian invasion takes Thailand’s tourism forces by surprise

Road deaths10 hours ago

Late night drinking hopes dashed by Alcohol Control Committee

Thailand11 hours ago

Why Pattaya? Is Pattaya worth visiting in 2023?

Transport12 hours ago

Thai Airways appoint new CEO

Crime12 hours ago

Private jet in ‘Tuhao’ case still flying free

Thailand1 day ago

Thailand News Today | FIFA threatens to pull plug on World Cup broadcast rights in Thailand

Press Room1 day ago

Iconic chef “Alain DUCASSE” returns to Bangkok for 3rd anniversary celebrations of Blue by Alain Ducasse

Koh Samui1 day ago

VIDEO: Naked Russian man walks around with erection in Koh Samui

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending