23 boats in twilight fleet
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.