1 March 2015

One Ton Revisited 2015 - Race 2

The Farr 40 Pacific Sundance (Bernard Hyde) again took line honours in Race 2 of the One Ton Revisited regatta – a 20-mile Olympic course off Auckland’s East Coast Bays. But the winner on corrected time was the S&S 36 Rainbow II (Chris Bouzaid) which now leads on overall points after a second in the opening race on Saturday and now a victory today.
Rainbow II making the most of her S&S windward pedigree in the Hauraki Gulf today (photo Ivor Wilkins)
It was champagne sailing in the Hauraki Gulf with a 10 to 12-knot north-easter and enough of a chop to put a real premium on helming upwind. Pacific Sundance led from start to finish but could not stretch away enough to make up the time she needed on handicap. Rainbow II slugged it out all day with the Lidgard design Result (Bevan Hill) and the Farr design Revolution (Tony Wallis and Max Cossey).
Bevan Hill’s Lidgard design Result leads Revolution and Wai Aniwa (photo Ivor Wilkins)
“It was a real boat race – demanding but a lot of fun – and everything we remember about the halcyon days of the One Ton Cup,” said Bouzaid. “It kind of reminds you what keel boat racing is missing out on these days”.
The Pacific Sundance team on the weather rail (photo Ivor Wilkins)
The photos below are from the RNZYS Facebook page.
Pacific Sundance
Rainbow II
Wai Aniwa
Overall placings after two races: 1st Rainbow II (13.5pts), 2nd Pacific Sundance (11pts), 3rd Wai Aniwa (9.5pts), 4th Revolution (7pts), 5th Impact (7pts), 6th Result (4.5pts)

More photos here.

Article provided by Alan Sefton

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