Shazam dominates Race 3

Tuesday 12 February 2013

Shazam dominates Race 3

Nine yachts came to the start for Race 3 of the Poseidon Sailaway Summer Series to face a 9 to 14 knot sou ‘easterly breeze.

Any threat of summer rain looked to have cleared and Ruff Red and Ann Sea were immediately in the action as the two boats scrambled in close quarters for clear air on the start line.

Developing rivalry between several duelling yachts continued to enhance the excitement of the Series with And Then and Shazam leading the fleet, Casuarina and Ice midway, and Ruff Red and Port FM Mais Oui all crossing each other’s path.

Shazam took the lead position and held on to create a 07:32 gap ahead of And Then to claim another line honours win for the Series with both boats the only competitors to complete the three lap course in under two hours.
Casuarina and Ice swapped position several times as Ann Sea broke from the duelling pair to take third with Ice taking advantage of opportunities presented by Casuarina to cross the line fourth just four seconds ahead.

Mediation of a protest from Ann Sea against Ruff Red resulted in any claim for redress being dismissed due to procedural abnormality and corrected times gave a rare line honours and handicap win to Shazam (01:26:03).

And Then (1:27:09) took second followed by Ann Sea (1:32:09), Casuarina (01:41:58), Ruff Red (01:43:00), Ice (01:43:13) and Port FM Mais Oui (01:47:26) with Miriama and Tucana failing to finish.

Ann Sea (6) leads the series ahead of And Then (11) and Casuarina (11), Shazam (12), Ruff Red (12), Ice (14), Port FM Mais Oui (18), Miriama (29) and Tucana (29).