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7 March 2004, 04:11 pm
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Royal Langkawi International Regatta

On the last day of racing, Malaysian based yachts have excelled themselves yet again, with Peter AHERN'S Yo! winning the Prime Ministers Challenge Series Trophy.
Amir ZOHRI'S Gotcha Lagi took out the Premier Cruising Class 1B for the second year in succession.

Stuart HARRISON'S Mum 30 Panic put in a sterling effort that kept everyone honest by sailing on the pace to eventually fill second place overall.

The Malaysian Navy teams also responded after yesterdays win with KDP 1 helmed by Malik SULAIMAN and Fauzi MUSTAFA'S KDP 2 finishing up first and third overall in the up and coming Sportsboat Racing Class. This late turnaround of places with the favoured Phuket 8's that dominated the class in the early races was a result of a determined effort by the crew and a bit of good luck finally going their way. Scott DUNCANSON'S Somtam Express ended up taking second place overall and is still the best sailed of all 3 Phuket 8's competing here.

The overall division winners are calculated from a combined aggregate of places in each race for matching classes and prizes awarded to the yacht that corrects out with the best times. In the combined Multihull Classes Brent MCINNES'S No Fixed Address won every race in the Cruising Multihull class to earn him the Langkawi Multihull Cup displacing Mark PESCOTT'S Phuket based Summersalt who scored 3 handicap wins in the racing multi's but blotted his score sheet with a fourth place in the last race. Their Phuket rivals on Chris SIEBER'S Kilo finished up third overall and Brian RITCHIE'S Fine Pitch had to settle for the glory of taking line honours in every race. The final race saw the fleet tightly bunched around the course and the all girl Dewi Bayu team on Chimera from Malaysia winning the day. Good on ya girls!

The RLIR Commodores Cup is awarded to the yacht that corrects out with the best placing's of the 3 Cruising Classes. This produced an extraordinary set of events with Joao SOMBRA'S Guardian from Brazil winning this division from the Classic Class with 2 firsts, one second and one fourth. Harold STUMMEIER'S Regolarita II from Germany scored 2 firsts, one fourth, and one twelfth in the Cruising Live Aboard Class 5B for second overall and Mark HARDESS'S Dai Mouse IV from Australia finished in third place coming from the Club Cruising Class 5A.

Full results are available on the event website at the address below.

Capt. Marty (As Amended By ISAF News Editor)
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