The 2017 APC King of the Gulf crowns have been won along with $4000 worth of prizes.
This new yachting regatta in Port Vincent is run by the Multihull Yacht Association of South Australia and is growing every year. It caters for both multihull and monohull yachts with two passage races and a highly competitive regatta in the flat racing waters of Port Vincent. A cruising two-sail division is also hotly contested.
In the monohull racing division, only three points separated first and sixth position. Colin Doudy (Circe) was crowned the 2017 monohull APC King of the Gulf on a count back from Malcolm Denton (Blue Diamond). Third and fourth was also a tie with zero points between South Australian sailing legends Bob Francis (Renegade) and Rimfire 2 (John Moffatt).
John won the battle on a count back and only one point further back was G-Wizz (Greg Patten) and the 2016 King of the Gulf champion Quarante Deux with Lloyd Cushway at the helm.
The $1000 North Haven Marine voucher in the multihull division was won by the Victorian trimaran Fifty Fifty (Geoff Floyd) while Crosshair (Gerald Valk) and Scamper (Adrian Lawrie) finished second and third respectively.
The cruising division was only decided in the last race with Sundog (Michael Edgar) winning the cruising trophy from Aquitaine (David Eldridge) and Eldo (Les Wilson).
The State Multihull Championships held in conjunction with the King of the Gulf regatta was won by Wilparina 3 (Robert Remilton) from The Tribe (John Hardy) in second and Scamper (Adrian Lawrie) in third.