23 boats in twi­light fleet

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

LAST Wed­nes­day’s Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club twi­light race at­tracted a fleet of 23 boats com­pet­ing in good sail­ing con­di­tions.

Quick­skips (Peter Mil­lar), Wild Thing (Cass Roberts) and Rum Raider (Scott Mil­lar), fought it out in Di­vi­sion 1.

Wild Thing sailed ahead of the oth­ers but went on to do an ex­tra lap leav­ing Quick­skips to be first over the line.

Wob­bly Boot (Craig Pic­cinelli), en­joyed a great start, and lead the Di­vi­sion 2 fleet for a short time.

How­ever, Reig­ni­tion (Charles Wal­lis), soon pow­ered up in the 12-knot breeze to take the lead around the first mark and stay ahead for the rest of the race.

Reig­i­ni­tion fin­ished first over the line with An­other Fi­asco (Damian Suck­ling) and Trea­sure VIII (Harold Menelaus), just be­hind.

On cor­rected time, Huahine (Nick Smail), was the best per­former ahead of Reig­ni­tion in sec­ond and Twister (Kevin Fog­a­rty), in third place.

High Tide (Shan­non Hart), en­joyed the best start in Di­vi­sion 3 and went on to lead from start to fin­ish, with Lorna Rose Too (Peter Mitchel­son) and Syn­cronic­ity (Tom Parker), just be­hind.

On cor­rected time, High Tide was the win­ner ahead of Lorna Rose Too in sec­ond and Kameruka (Mark and Bob Beale), in third place.

Race of­fi­cer Tim Parker said it was good to see a new boat Blue Nose (Henry Kelder), sail­ing in the race. Also new was Omen (Peter Maw­son), vis­it­ing from Sa­rina.

AF­TER THE RACE: Di­vi­sion 3 win­ner Shan­non Hart, WSC rear off­shore com­modore Paul Mitchell, Di­vi­sion 1 win­ner Peter Mil­lar and his crewmem­ber AJ Al­sop, af­ter last Wed­nes­day's twi­light race.

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