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2 hours ago, shaggybaxter said:

Oh dear, that looks awfully inviting. 

I thought SE Asia was a light air venue?

Not always shaggy - do you recall a couple of times the fleet were blown ashore at Phuket during King's Cup?  And the Sumatrans (storms) are friggin' legend!

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Actually we are here in Hong Kong getting ready for the China Coast Regatta. Boat just left RHKYC for Middle Island.  

We are in a split division of light weight flyers (4) and lead mines (4). And a little history in the making?,,,,the original Tiamat (Mills40) and the second Tiamat (Mills43) are going to duke it out for the first time in thier lives on this side of globe!

5 of the 8 boats are Mills designs. Along with Phonex and Misty Mountain, there is Ambush, Quest, and tuffie’s old boat, Foxy Lady now Hero. 

Should be fun. 

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3 hours ago, Recidivist said:

Not always shaggy - do you recall a couple of times the fleet were blown ashore at Phuket during King's Cup?  And the Sumatrans (storms) are friggin' legend!

Kings Cup 2010...no it wasn't an off the beach start.

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6 hours ago, shaggybaxter said:

Oh dear, that looks awfully inviting. 

I thought SE Asia was a light air venue?

Indeed much of the time it is...  but Platu Cup at Ocean Marina in Pattaya last year (which coincidentally is happening again this weekend) we had 25-35 knots.  Northeast Monsoon got an early kickstart.  We sheared off the carbon rudder post on the Platu I was on at the time.

Southwest Monsoon ain't no joke either here.  We had a silly windy SW monsoon this year.  Multiple weekends with 20-25, reefed main and #2 or #3 jib on my boat for several monthly regattas.  We had nearly 3 meter wind swell at one point, was very fun and at times sketchy surfing those on a Platu!  :D

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2 hours ago, George Hackett said:

Actually we are here in Hong Kong getting ready for the China Coast Regatta. Boat just left RHKYC for Middle Island.  

We are in a split division of light weight flyers (4) and lead mines (4). And a little history in the making?,,,,the original Tiamat (Mills40) and the second Tiamat (Mills43) are going to duke it out for the first time in thier lives on this side of globe!

 5 of the 8 boats are Mills designs. Along with Phonex and Misty Mountain, there is Ambush, Quest, and tuffie’s old boat, Foxy Lady now Hero. 

Should be fun. 

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Best of luck George in the races, sounds like you're in for some serious Mills on Mills match racing!

 

 

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Well after the dust settled, we were third in division.  Our boat speed was actually quite impressive as were normally first boat at the windward mark in the W/L.  But we had two races where we were 32 and 19 seconds out of first due to botched kite drops.  And that is sailboat racing! 

 

Tuffie’s old stead, the Mills King-40, Blondie, now Hero Racing, cleaned house with six bullits and a second, helmed by Tiffany Koo.  

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