The recently restored, former One Ton Cup winner Rainbow II (Chris Bouzaid) was in her element and won by an impressive 6m 40s on IRC corrected time to increase her lead on overall points. Rainbow II always was a light airs flyer and appears to have lost none of that S&S pedigree during her complete restoration in the Silverdale yard of Wayne Olsen’s Horizon Boats.
|The Farr 36 Revolution chasing after Pacific Sundance and Result on her way to third on line and second on corrected time (photo Ivor Wilkins)|
Behind Rainbow II, it was a real tussle for high placings, the Farr 36 Revolution (Tony Wallis/Max Cossey) finishing second on corrected time (and moving up to second equal overall), just two seconds ahead of the 34ft Lidgard design Impact (Kevin Kelly).
|Impact, with Andy Ball on the helm, hammers her way through the chop on the Hauraki Gulf on her way to third on corrected time in race 3 (photo Ivor Wilkins)|
Overall placings after three races: 1st Rainbow II (19.5pts), 2nd= Pacific Sundance (12pts), 2nd= Revolution (12pts), 4th Wai Aniwa (11.5pts), 5th Impact (11pts), 6th Result (7.5pts).
Article provided by Alan Sefton