Mandrake III - Rolex China Sea Race 2018
(image: RHKYC / Guy Nowell)
With half of the fleet finished and the other half of the fleet succumbing to light breeze off of Subic Bay, the Rolex China Sea Race leaders have been decided.
For long time Rolex China Sea Race entry Fred Kinmonth and Nick Burns’ GTS 43 Mandrake III, persistence has paid off taking the Overall Rolex China Sea Race win! “I think it's been a big build up over a number of years actually. We've got a nice boat, we've got a crew that we've been sailing with for years, and this year we have a very good navigator which we haven't [in the past] and I don't want to be rude to any of our previous navigators, but this guy was something special. What can I say?” said Kinmonth of their success.
With the breeze coming down from Hong Kong with Mandrake III, they were able to maintain pressure on the fleet overall and continue to the finish taking a well deserved win.
Fred added, “If you look at the race itself, it wasn't very windy; well we had some wind in the middle of the Race, but not quite wide enough for the big boats to take off. We just kept on going with good sail selections. Looking back on the Race, I don't think we could have done better actually. We were lucky - we came down the coast and had a tiny little bit of breeze waiting outside and then we came around the corner and had 22kts of breeze pretty much all the way to the finish. We just had a very pleasant, lovely race; the weather was fantastic.”
With the sea breeze forecasted to fill in throughout the day, pushing the rest of the fleet down the coast, the final boats are expected to arrive throughout the night with the on location prize-giving be held on Sunday night.
勞力士中國海帆船賽長期參賽者Fred Kinmonth 和Nick Burns的GTS 43 Mandrake III號成功勇奪勞力士中國海帆船賽全場總冠軍。Kinmonth成功完成比賽後說：「老實說，我們為這一刻已準備良久。我們有一艘很好的船，隊員上下已一起集訓多時，而近年我們更找到一位十分好的領航員（以前從來未有遇過），我並不是投訴過往任何一位領航員，但這一位卻是那麼特別的一位。我還可以說些什麼？」
劳力士中国海帆船赛长期参赛者Fred Kinmonth 和Nick Burns的GTS 43 Mandrake III号成功勇夺劳力士中国海帆船赛全场总冠军。 Kinmonth成功完成比赛后说：「老实说，我们为这一刻已准备良久。我们有一艘很好的船，队员上下已一起集训多时，而近年我们更找到一位十分好的领航员（以前从来未有遇过），我并不是投诉过往任何一位领航员，但这一位却是那么特别的一位。我还可以说些什么？」