THA72 in action the other day.

SAMUI: More than 300 sailors from Asia and beyond remain in this island resort for the 17th edition of the Samui Regatta.

The ending of the 2017-18 Asian Yacht Grand Prix season is being held at the Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui on Chaweng Beach.

The occasion started the other day as Thailand’s THA72 left to an ideal start in their title defence with 3 straight wins in IRC Absolutely no.

Nevertheless, Hong Kong’s Zannekin pressed them hard, completing simply 8 seconds behind in the very first race while in the 3rd race, the winning margin was simply 4 seconds.

Singapore’s Wind Sikher, the 2016 winners, were 2nd general and all set to make the most of any fault by THA72.

In IRC One, Loco of Singapore beat all challengers and sat conveniently at the top of the standings with 3 wins.

Hong Kong’s Mandrake III were 2nd, ahead of Australia’s Fujin (AUS).

In Efficiency Cruising, Pattaya-based Souay1 scored 2 wins.

In Multihull Class, Sudu Red took the early lead in the series with 2 wins while Edenko, Pixalux and Sudu Grey were connected for 2nd.

The competition, which started in 2002, ends on Saturday.

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