Plis Play wins King’s Cup
PHUKET: There were shouts of Olé across the water today as the newest addition to Spain’s fleet of sailing boats won overall honours in the Racing class in the annual Phuket King’s Cup Regatta. Plis Play, which was launched in Malacca just over a week ago, finished the Regatta with 12 points after a third-place finish today to beat Clariden-Karakoa, which finished with 15 points, and former King’s Cup winner Neil Pryde, whose Hi Fidelity finished third with 16 points. In The Sports Boat division, Jeremy Muller’s Scallywag finished first in every race apart from a fourth place in today (which he discarded) to record a convincing win with six points. Stuart Harrison’s Panic! was a distant second with 12 points, followed by David Hamilton’s Luk Loma with 17. Luk Loma finally had a first-place finish in the final race. In the hotly-contested Premier Cruising class, John Wardill’s Australian Maid took third place today, enough to give it overall honours with 10 points. Hot on its heels was Marcel Liedts’ Hocux Pocux 2 with 11 points and George Olivet’s Big Buzzard with 12. A first place in today’s final race assured overall honours for David Lindahl’s La Samudra, which finished the IRC 1 class with 11 points. Viroj Nualkhair’s Octopussy was second with 13 points, followed by John Vause on Ruby Tuesday with 15. It was a Thai one-two in the IRC 2 with Royal Thai Navy 1 boat finishing first on 4 points and sister boat Royal Thai Navy 1 second on 5. Tracy Williams on Patrice III finished third on 9 points after a third place today. Bob Ashman took overall honours on Simba in IRC 3 with a total of 4 points, thanks to a second place in today’s race. Graham Lind’s Sumatra finished second overall on 7 points. The winner of today’s race was Stuart Crowe aboard Cinders, giving him and his crew a bump-up to third overall in the class. In the Ocean Rover division, Gladys Guttenburg, sailed by Ray Bradshaw, was the runaway winner, taking every race to with 4 points. George Johannes’ Ok-La finished second on 8 points, followed by George Fenn’s The Four Winds on 11. In the Classic class, Stephen Pepperell’s Long White Cloud won every race but one to get a stranglehold on the division and take overall honours with 4 points. Julian Hill’s Sanook took second with 9 points and Claus Karthe’s Greensleeves was third on 12. Lattitude 8 Cyrene with Mark Pescott at the wheel finished first in the Multihull Class after a second place today which earned him 5 points overall, and close behind was King’s Cup regular Radab Kanjanavit on Cedar Swan with 8 points. Phil Atkinson’s fast cat Fine Pitch was third with 10 points. For full results, see the https://kingscup.com/Results/result.html
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