Matt Allen’s modified Adams 10, Ichi Ban, has followed up an outstanding 2012 Asian debut with commanding wins in at the Top of Gulf and Koh Samui Regattas, and a close fought second placing in the prestigious Phuket Kings Cup Regatta. Ichi Ban was equipped with Carbon GPL GraphX working Sails and new design symmetrical spinnakers.
In the 2013 Top of the Gulf Regatta hosted by Pattaya’s Ocean Marine Yacht Club, Ichi Ban easily won won IRC Division 2. The Adams 10 won all the heats in from Day 2 onwards, after being OCS in Heat 1. Ichi Ban dominated the Samui Regatta held at Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui. Skippered by Scott Duncansen, Ichi Ban won all 9 races in IRC Division 2, writing herself into the Samui Regatta record books. Gary Baguley’s Holman & Pye 52 El Coyote, also equipped by Ian Short Sails, took out second place behind Ichi Ban. In the Phuket Kings Cup Regatta, Ichi Ban recorded a second place in IRC Division 3 after a closely fought contest with the Hong Kong based Archambault 35, Red Kite II.