I opted the company of newly-arrived Fortissimo X and her crew instead of going for training. Because I have been on land for too long after KDHT.
She’s not participating in this year’s Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta but Fuda-san thought it would be nice to take her out and watch the start of the race. Plus, I got to be acquainted with the new Fortissimo, they had just arrived after 28 days of hard sailing from Okinawa. Fuda-san spoke about the trip here.
There was a bit of trouble with the jib after only about a half hour of sailing with the engine turned off. So we had to take the jib off and put down the main sail, turn the engine back on.
Anyway, I saw that the RMN had sent one entry – UTARID – for this year’s race. She had an awesome start, leading the small pack of IRC 1 class boats. It was not for long though, a boat with Russian sail registration gave chase just a few minutes into the race.
UTARID is not doing very well after two legs, let’s hope she’ll do better in the final leg from Penang to Langkawi.