Geoff Boettcher’s Secret Men’s Business continued its good form from the Adelaide to Port Lincoln race into the Teakle Classic Lincoln Week Regatta and sits on top of the table after the first two races today.
However local knowledge proved vital for the second-placed Fresh, skippered by David Buckland and owned by Kym Clarke, which sits hot on the heels of Boettcher after day one.
Two windward-leeward races were sailed in shifty and challenging conditions on Boston Bay, which made for some mixed results.
Secret Men’s Business finished with a first and second on overall IRC handicap, while Fresh finished with a fourth and a first to be two points behind the lead.
Sam Haynes’ 52-foot Celestial was in the mix sitting third overall followed by Phil Coombs’ Simply Fun in fourth and Alan Woodward’s Reverie in fifth.
A longer race around the nearby islands will be sailed tomorrow, followed by a shorter race on Wednesday and two more in-shore races on Thursday.
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The AMS rating system has proven to fit the mould for the Melbourne-based Simply Fun, skippered by Phil Coombs, which sits on top after the first two days of racing.
Caillin Howard and David Oliver’s Aikin Hames Sharley also seems to rate well on AMS and sits second overall with a fourth and first today compared to Coombs’ first and third.
Mark Robertson’s Horopito is in the mix in third overall, followed by Fresh in fourth and Secret Men’s Business in fifth.
In division two, the AMS results are the major rating system for results and Born to Mentor, skippered by Simon Turvey, leads the way with two race wins.
He is closely followed by Jason Close’s More Noise with two seconds and Matt Stephens on Lincoln Mentor with two thirds.
Richard Harries’ Julia is fourth and Paul Jackson’s Where’s Wal? is fifth.
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Mark Robertson’s Horopito and local boat Fresh maintain a stranglehold over the division one PHS results, sitting first and second respectively after the first two races on day one.
Horopito finished with two seconds, while Fresh finished the day with a fifth and a first to go with their exemplary results on both the IRC and AMS result systems.
Simply Fun, Aikin Hames Sharley and Brenton Pegler’s Sydney 38, Playground, are the next three boats in the results and will be hoping to crawl their way up the leaderboard heading into the rest of the regatta.
In division two, Simon Turvey’s team on Born to Mentor sit on top and have kick started their regatta in the best possible way.
They lead Phil Kelly’s trailerable yacht Sand Castle in second and Jason Close’s More Noise in third, while Turvey’s sister ship Lincoln Mentor is fourth and Richard Harries’ Julia is fifth.