News Red Kite 2 convincingly wins China Coast Regatta

16 Oct 2013

Doyle Sails would like to congratulate Anthony Root and his team on the A-35 Red Kite 2 for their convincing win in the China Coast Regatta, hosted by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club this week.

Sailing in IRC Racing division 2, against a variety of boats that included two other A-35’s, two A-40’s, a J/111 and an X-35 etc, Red Kite 2 scored five wins and a second place, over six races, to convincingly take the title.

RK2 A3

Red Kite 2 sails with a full inventory of sails from Doyle NZ, including Stratis upwind sails, and Asymmetric Gennakers downwind, designed by Richard Bouzaid. This is the fourth year in a row that she has won her class in this prestigious regatta. Doyle NZ have been involved in this program since the boat was launched almost five years ago, and we are very proud of our close association.

RK2 team

Mr Root said he is delighted with the sails, and stated again how big a part they have played in the team’s success. He particularly noted that he had the ability to sail deeper, for the same speed, than his opposition downwind. Great crew work also played a bit part in the win, with RK-2 often gaining places at the turning marks.

Full results for the regatta can be found here: http://www.rhkyc.org.hk/2013CCRResults.apsx.aspx?sheet=IRC%20Racer%20Class%202

Next up for the yacht is the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, a 670 mile downwind run, that typically provides an exhilarating ride! More information can be found here: http://www.rhkyc.org.hk/hkvietnamrace.aspx

Our thanks and congratulations, once again to Anthony Root and his team on Red Kite 2.

By Andy Pilcher

Photos courtesy of the RHKYC

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