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Lipton Trophy Pursuit Race presented by Old Mutual - Race Report
The replenishment of the northeast monsoon coincided with the first pursuit race of RHKYC’s 2014-15 season, with an average 10kts of easterly wind bestowed on today’s Lipton Trophy in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour.
It was a good day for the Etchells, claiming 2nd to 7th place with Big Boat, Ambush in 8th, with the day serving as a great warm up for Sunday’s Around the Island Race.
With no protests arising from the afternoon’s racing, an early prizegiving was held, lubricated by Jax Coco and Peroni Beer, with prizes sponsored by Mount Gay Rum and Thomas Pink.
1st - Celine - Dragon - Marc Castagnet
2nd - No Name - Etchells - Frank van Kempen
3rd - Freelance - Etchells - Laurence Mead
1st - Day Boat - Jezebel - Etchells - Backe / Day
1st - Big Boat - Ambush - Mills 41 - Isler / Taylor
1st - Inshore - Keelboat - Victory 9 - Ruffian - Li Fook Hing