The Ray White sponsored racing yacht, Scallywag, was one of the 19 yachts (32- 100ft) to participate in the 5th edition of the New Caledonia Groupama Race on Sunday 25 September, where it set a new monohull record of 2 days, 13 hours and 19 minutes.
In front of thousands of spectators lining the shores with an impressive flotilla of boats on the water, Scallywag got off to a spectatcular start under the guidance of its skipper and owner, Seng Huang Lee.
“We had fantastic downwind sailing conditions through the Southern tip of the lagoon, there are no words to describe the scenery and the beauty of the New Caledonian coast line”, a representative for Scallywag said.
“Once on the East coast the breeze died and Scallywag fought hard to keep the boat moving in the light and shifty conditions. The turning point in the race between both Hong Kong owned boats Scallywag and Beau Geste was when Scallywag decided to head offshore looking for breeze while Beau Geste stayed in the lagoon.”
Fortunate for Scallywag, the breeze remained steady throughout the race allowing Scallywag to continue to move away from the rest of the fleet and take a dominant lead.
Seng Huang Lee finished the race steering his Super Maxi over the line. After the race he said, “I am very happy with the race and the team in our first 650nm race as Scallywag. The boat is performing well and the crew have made huge progress since Hamilton Island Race Week last month. I am looking forward to the races in China and the Sydney to Hobart at the end of the year”.
A great win for Scallywag and some excellent brand exposure for Ray White.
Watch highlights from Scallywag’s win – here