Shaw 650 in Thailand
04 / 05 / 2011
Over the last weekend, Pornstar, the Thai Shaw 650 had a somewhat successful regatta at Top of the Gulf, racing in the IRC 2 class, and a 2 boat sportsboat subcategory.
While unable to come close to the big boys (Swan 42, Beneteau 44.7, J130) due to a lack of planing conditions in this mostly 4-8 knot regatta, the battle between newly refurbished CU Later, a T650 and Pornstar continued, this time seeing the Shaw ahead in 6 out of 7 races.
As a good benchmark, the T650 is a powerful and fast sporty, with great performance upwind and in the light; so to be able to keep them at bay was a nice consolation prize in IRC 2. Well done to IRC 2 winners Ichiban (Matt Allen), and in the big boys, Team Premier beating Hi Fi with Evolution Sails in 3rd.