Closing in, on the end of the 2011-12 Season
By AY MultiMedia
Goto Skipper of the Year pointscore25 April 2012: With only two pointscoring regatta’s to go, Top of the Gulf (May 4-8) & Samui Regatta (May 29 – June 3) an interesting scenario has developed and after the Rolex China Sea Race and the Commodore’s Cup have been run and done, a couple of new possibilities come into the equation. This now makes it 234 skippers and 221 yachts that have scored points after ten events have been completed. Although Neil Pryde has contested all but one of the regattas held this season and Hi Fi has contested eight events, only the best six results count towards the prestigious AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards, so their increment has been reduced to bettering earlier regatta scores. Two good results for the Fred Kinmonth/Nick Burns EFG Bank Mandrake brings their regatta tally to six and close in to only eleven points behind Pryde. They are entering the Samui Regatta in the hotly contested 40 foot class and exceptional results will be their last chance to topple Pryde at the final event.