PATTAYA: The four-day Top of the Gulf Regatta ended up on a high note the other day with THA72 winning the IRC 1 Class.
Because winning the Optimist World Championships in 2010, Thailand’s Noppakao Poonpat has actually kept a low profile however the Top of the Gulf Regatta has actually been her break-out occasion.
Guiding THA72 from the very first day of the yearly competition, Noppakao hardly put a foot incorrect, winning 5 out of 6 races and easily beating a leading group from China to win the IRC 1 title.
Loco (U.S.A.) ended up as they began with a definite race win which combined their position at the top of the IRC 2 standings.
El Coyote (AUS) put in an exceptional obstacle however needed to opt for 2nd, 3 points back, while a quick end to the series for Souay1 (CAN) saw them slip into 3rd total.
In the Cruising Class, the last race win assisted the Japanese team on Group Spray declare the title, simply one point ahead of the all-Thai group on Le Vent.
Cruise Mission Hello Jinks (U.S.A.) ended up in 3rd.
In the Ocean Multihulls Class, Sonic (THA) maintained the title by a single point.
In the Crowning Cup, Group Perspective from Malaysia effectively protected the title– something that has actually just occurred two times in the Cup’s 23-year history.