RLI-Regatta - LangkawiRoyal Langkawi International Regatta –
Day 3

Langkawi was on full show today as all classes lined up for the ‘Round-the-Islands’ course.

The stunning archipelago, with it’s idyllic coves and beaches, provided a magnificent back-drop for competitors who today were treated to a true taste of sailing in the tropics.The fleet was split in half, each racing a slightly different course around the archipelago.

The Ocean Rover and Club Classes came into their own today as these more cruising-style boats enjoyed the longer scenic course and the chance to stretch their legs.

A downwind spinnaker-start was set. As boats beared down on the line it was a case of ‘do we or don’t we’ for some, and ‘when to hoist’ for others, as a series of combined starts proved interesting all round.

In the Multihulls, Fantasia got a flyer off the startline and left the rest of the fleet standing. She continued over the horizon to take line honours and first place.

Andaman Cabriolet Nina, enjoyed the stronger winds and lumpy seas to put in a good performance and secure second....


Abdul Rahman Mahani