Sailors given bless­ing of weather god

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

LUCKY sailors were blessed with a break in the rainy weather to com­pete in heat four of the Poseidon Sail­away Club Cham­pi­onship last week­end.

Clear blue skies and a strong breeze lifted the five yachts pow­er­ing to top mark.

The se­ries leader Anne Sea rounded first and was fol­lowed closely by Ice and Port FM Mais Oui.

By the sec­ond leg the gap be­tween the lead­ers be­gan to build as Tau Ceti and Whitecap dropped off the pace.

Anne Sea needed 5 min­utes and 8.9 sec­onds per minute of elap­sted time to stay ahead on hand­i­cap from Ice and Port FM Mais Oui.

They held on to the line hon­ours in a tight con­test but were un­able to shake off the chal­lenge.

First place was awarded to Ice with a cor­rected time just 35 sec­onds from Port FM Mais Oui who came sec­ond two sec­onds ahead of Ann Sea in third place.

Whitecap came fourth and Tau Ceti fol­lowed in fifth.

Just as the yachts cruised back into port the rain be­gan to fall but it was not enough to dampen the spir­its of the tri­umphant com­peti­tors blessed with a great af­ter­noon of sail­ing.

Ann Sea re­mains on top of the leader board on 7.5 points closely fol­lowed by Port FM Mais Oui on 8.5 and Ice on 13. Race 5 is on March 12th with the fi­nal heat on March 26th.

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