Breaking News

Breaking News


Papaau wins Nawiliwili Yacht Club Gene Wells Memorial 3rd race

Two seconds was the difference between first and second place,Thursday during the third race of the Nawiliwili Yacht Club Gene Wells Memorial Series.

Papaau, which finished third during last week’s race, crossed the line fourth overall on an elapsed sail of an hour, 13 minutes and 10 seconds, but corrected to 1:10:03 PHRF, a mere two ticks ahead of Fast Company.

Fast Company, taking top honors in the first of the Wells Series, was first across the finish line at 1:09:59 elapsed, but ended with a 1:10:05 PHRF corrected time for second place honors.

OZone, taking top honors in last week’s race, slipped across the finish line with a 1:12:08 elapsed sail and corrected to 1:12:15 PHRF for third place.

Bonjolea II, a Sydney 36, filled in fourth place, crossing on a 1:10:21 elapsed sail, second overall, but corrected to 1:14:58 PHRF. Bonjolea II corrected to 1:12:00 Club for top honors in that class.

She was followed by Weatherly (1:18:22 elapsed, 1:18:29 PHRF) and Speedy (1:21:20 elapsed, 1:21:28 PHRF) to round out the fleet.

Trinity, an F-28 trimaran, took a “Did Not Finish.”

Despite the second-place finish, Fast Company holds a slim lead over three races with first, second, and second finishes over OZone’s second, first, third finishes and Papaau’s third, third, and first finishes.

The seven-race Wells Series continues Thursday and the public is invited to view the competition with the NYC Race Committee from the jetty wall area of the Nawiliwili Harbor when first flags fly at 5 p.m.

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, send us an email.