White Cap over­runs Ann Sea down­wind

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE PDYC Club Cham­pi­onship Spring Se­ries of yacht races con­tin­ued in steady 10 to 15 knot breeze.

The stan­dard wind­ward lee­ward course was ad­justed to in­clude a wing mark mak­ing a triangle course for the fi­nal lap.

An­other great start from se­ries leader Ann Sea set the pace as the fleet beat to­wards the wind­ward mark.

White Cap edged ahead of Ice and set her sights on Ann Sea and as the boats rounded the top mark the chal­lenge was on.

As the race turned down­wind, in a sur­pris­ing move Vic Petrus on White Cap was able to make the mark ahead of Ann Sea.

Poor choice of sails pre­vented Ice from main­tain­ing her chal­lenge and White Cap held onto the lead as the fleet reached down to the wing mark off Four Mile Beach.

Ann Sea had the spin­naker fly­ing for the run to the fin­ish but was un­able to cover the ground to catch the race leader.

The im­pres­sive White Cap took line hon­ours and first place on cor­rected time fol­lowed by Ann Sea and Ice. The se­ries leader­board has Ann Sea hold­ing on to a nar­row lead ahead of White Cap, Ice and Magic.

Heat 6 is on Novem­ber 28th and with three heats still to run the se­ries is still up for grabs. At the con­clu­sion of the Spring Se­ries in De­cem­ber the over­all Club Cham­pion for 2011 will be de­ter­mined.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.