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Standard Insurance sailors overall China Cup champs

04:59 AM November 20, 2018

Standard Insurance Centennial Sailing Team emerged overall champion in the top IRC A Class in the recent 12th China Cup International Regatta in Shenzhen.

The team skippered by veteran sailor Judes Echauz beat Shawn Kang’s Lighthorse Alpha+ on tiebreak.

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It was another tiebreak in IRC A2, where the Soto40 Seamo Racing skippered by Guo Ji Lan lost to Tiffany Koo’s Hero Racing.

Ocean Link-Dalian Maritime University Sailing Team, a Comet 51S skippered by Mu Shijia, dominated IRC B from start to finish, winning all but one race. Nick Southward’s J/109 Whiskey Jack displayed a similar level of consistency to dominate IRC C.

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Echauz accepted the trophy while team manager Stephen Tan received the Champagne Trophy from David Zhong, China Cup president. Allan Balladares, Asia’s top match racer, co-skippered the team.

The Standard Insurance-Philippine Sailing Association (PSA) team skippered by Emerson Villena also won the Asian Sailing Federation Far East 28R class by a sweep.

Both Standard Insurance teams are back-to-back winners in Asia’s top regatta tournament, which lured more than 200 yachts.

“We dedicate our wins to PSA’s Donnie Alrura who has passed away,” Echauz said.

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