More carnage reshuffles the overall order
July 12th: The old cliche "One day a rooster, the next day a feather duster" applies today. Some yachts that came through with relative little damage and looking good on the score sheets yesterday, suffered damage and their overall order reshuffled today. Despite the public holidays, the camaraderie amongst the crews have miraculously conducted repairs overnight and most boats were back out to fight another day. Just as the starting sequence was completed, the dark clouds building up over Rawai, swept across the course and gave the crews a thorough dousing. The South Westerly topped out at 40 knots as the storm descended on the fleet, then dramatically dropped during the rain, but as soon as the storm passed over, returned with a vengeance.
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|Multihull Solutions Phuket Regatta, photo courtesy Asian Yachting Multimedia|