Emo­tional Res­cue makes it a dou­ble in harsh winds

Sunday Tasmanian - - Sport - PETER CAMP­BELL

THE only Ho­bie 33 class yacht in Aus­tralia, Michael Hutchin­son’s Emo­tional Res­cue, has scored a dou­ble win in the Pipe Opener Series be­ing sailed on the River Der­went, the D’En­tre­casteaux Chan­nel and the Huon River over the week­end.

Emo­tional Res­cue won the AMS rat­ing di­vi­sion of the Friday night race from Ho­bart to Gor­don, down the Chan­nel, sailed in cold, wet and windy weather, gust­ing to 30 knots.

Yes­ter­day the Ho­bie 33 took cor­rected time hon­ours in the AMS di­vi­sion of the Cock of Der­went, sailed from Ship- wright’s Point on the Huon River, again in wet and windy con­di­tions

A fleet of 17 yachts set sail in the Friday night race but sev­eral, in­clud­ing line hon­ours win­ner, Michael Pritchard’s Cook­son 50, chose not to con­tinue the series.

For the Cock of the Huon, the fleet was aug­mented by lo­cal Huon Yacht Club boats with the Adams 11.9, Force Eleven (T Gourlay and J Cooper) win­ning PHS di­vi­sion 1 from Rad (Brent McKay) and Wings Three (Peter Haros).

Lo­cal yacht An­other Girl (Michael Bartlett) won PHS di­vi­sion 2 from Emo­tional Res- cue (Michael Hutchin­son) and the new 349 Jen­neau Sun Odyssey (Jef­frey Sharp).

In the AMS rat­ing di­vi­sion Emo­tional Res­cue won from Wings Three and Ze­phyr (Ian John­ston). Rad (Brent McKay) took line hon­ours in the Cock of the Huon race from Wild West (Michael Den­ney).

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