Winter Series Race 3 Preview
WHO ARE THE RACE 3 CONSISTENCY KINGS?
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They say that consistency is everything in sport, and yacht racing is no exception.
As our fleet prepares for Race 3 of the 2018 Winter Series, our medium distance passage race out and back from Royal Brighton, tomorrow, there are a few teams that will be focused on consistency with their team work, so as to consolidate their position in the series, for the coveted Lord Warden’s Trophy for the overall winner of the 2018 Winter Series.
In IRC Division, Alien is currently leading after two races, with Christine in second place only one point behind. Tomorrow’s result will be crucial for setting up for the last two long distance events.
In our premier division, AMS, Koos Theron in his sleek Xp-33 Xenia leads the field after two races with our inaugural “Blairgowrie Ice Bucket” champion Mark Nicholson and his Javelin team only one point behind. The next three competitors in AMS are Russell Hibbert in his MC31 Next Step, Allan Gontar in his 31.7 Dictateur, our only Double-Handed entry in the series, and Justin Brenan in Alien, all only a few points behind, where consistency over the next three races will mean everything, for those with podium aspirations for this year’s series.
In PHS we have Next Step and Javelin fighting it out at the top of the leaderboard, with Xenia, Elegance (Nick Knezic’s new Oceanis 45), and Alien rounding out the top five.
With fresh, northerly conditions expected again tomorrow, all teams will need to draw on their skills and teamwork, to ensure they find the consistency they need to make Race three count.