RMYS Virtual Sailing 27 Oct
Regatta RMYS Series 3: Week 6
Wednesday: With the ability to go out on real boats, the Wednesday fleet this week was somewhat depleted, this did not stop the fleet have good close racing and to mix it up we used a different boat each race. This weeks special shout outs go to Peter Carr (Indra), John Taylor (Rollercoaster) & Sabina Rosser (Sabsail) all get podium finishes
Saturday: Steve Thompson on Espresso really stepped up in the big Hong Kong breeze getting two bullets and two seconds in the day’s five races. He and Ryan Marshall had a great stouche in the wildcard F50 foiling catamaran race too with Ryan just pipping him for gold. Other bullets went to Stuart Tait and Greg Patten with a really good mix of people also featuring on the podium including Jeff Whiteside, John Taylor and Marc Tracy
COVID Club Challenge 3. This week was another tighly fought contest between HBYC and RMYS. With a mixed bag of podium places between the clubs. RMYS has a slender 1pt lead over HBYC on OD and PHS has RMYS fight out over the top 3 spots (just 4 points in it) . With maybe only one race day left who will be the club champ this time round?
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Remember you can watch all the races on the Virtual Regatta site so lets have a good turn out to cheer them on.
Last week RMYS member Andrew Fisk (Fisky) finished in second place in Sail Online’s 5,000nm race from Uraguay to Cascais bringing to three the number of RMYS members who have featured on the podium this year.
The 5081nm race is the fourth and final leg of the Sail Online (SOL) round-the-world race for 2020. It started from Puntal del Este in Uraguay at 7am Oct 3rd AEST and leaders (including Fisky) finished at Cascais in Portugal just over 16 days later.
The race crosses the Atlantic from west to east and crosses the equator from south to north so the weather patterns can be challenging and they really were throughout this race. A few ‘outliers’ chose right from the start to take an eastern route while the vast majority opted for the western route. Even though most of the predictions said to go west there ended up being a major split in the fleet with more than 1,000nm separating them at one stage.
My overall feeling was stay in the middle and sail fast towards the finish as the routing analysis was changing with each weather. In the end the western route just looked too risky if there was a change and you ended up stuck out there 1000’s of miles away. Kind of what happened really!
I asked Fisky for a race this morning and that’s all he could give me. But of course he and his business partner – another member, Jesse Gerner – are frantically working to prepare their restaurant ‘Bomba’ in the city for reopening so any report is a good report at the moment.
Well done in the race Fisky and all the best for the reopening of the restaurant tomorrow.
Article provided by David Taylor.