Saturday, January 31, 2009

More Photos From Phang Nga Bay

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Chong Lat

Paradise-Low Tide

Railay Beach-Low Tide

Wings At Krabi



This is Yo!2 the well sailed Farr 40 that won 1st place in Racing Division. These new boats are quite a bit faster in fact they sail each mile in roughly one minute less than we do. To win we have to use the corrected time handicap system which makes up for the speed difference. We only beat them once in the week, on race 3, by 16 seconds on corrected time. On that day the wind was fresh all the to the finish and we beat them. But in Phang Nga Bay they often finished before the wind completely died and then we had to struggle in after them lighter wind with little chance to correct out. Even though there is a 25 year age difference in the boats I'd be happy to go at them again in another regatta and if we could be confident we'd sail in the same conditions as they had I'd give us an even chance.

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The other boat which beat us was Katsu, a new Swan 42, another true racing machine. Every thing I just said about Yo!2 applies to Katsu.

Judy & Marco
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Railay Beach Party

Railay Beach Party

Tara: Honorary Crew

Sam the Man sports his Wings' shirt

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