Ex­cel­lent con­di­tions for race 6

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

RACE 6 of the Po­sei­don Sail­away Club Cham­pi­onship Win­ter Se­ries pro­vided ex­cel­lent con­di­tions for the seven yachts in­volved.

The race was de­layed 30 min­utes to avoid the low tide and the boats crossed the line in a gen­tle 10 to 12-knot breeze.

Im­me­di­ately a close race de­vel­oped for pole po­si­tion be­tween Magic and Ann Sea fly­ing her new head­sail for the first time.

Ice was in close pur­suit fol­lowed by Port FM Mais Oui and Indigo with Tau Ceti and Miriama giv­ing up pre­cious time through a late start.

Magic hit the lead and man­aged to hold off all chal­lengers tak­ing line hon­ours in 1:41:37 closely fol­lowed by Ann Sea, Ice and Port FM Mais Oui with Indigo cross­ing ahead of Tau Ceti and Miriama re­tir­ing.

Just how close the fleet was on hand­i­cap cor­rected time was re­vealed at the pre­sen­ta­tion af­ter the race.

Indigo placed fifth, only nine sec­onds be­hind fourth place Ann Sea and Magic was beaten into third place a mere two sec­onds be­hind sec­ond placed Port FM Mais Oui. Claim­ing a fifth straight se­ries win Ice again crept into the top spot on hand­i­cap to fur­ther tighten her grip on the Win­ter Se­ries.

Drops come into play for race 7 and 8 in the com­ing weeks with each boat able to drop her two worst re­sults which means most boats are still in with a chance to claim a share of the prize pool with a top three place.

In the over­all Po­sei­don Sail­away Club Cham­pi­onship Se­ries af­ter 14 races Ice (44) holds a nar­row one point lead over Magic (45) and Ann Sea (46).

Rac­ing con­tin­ues this Satur­day.

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