Tight tus­sle at twi­light

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

A TO­TAL of 18 boats took part in last Wed­nes­day’s Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club twi­light race, with mere min­utes sep­a­rat­ing the fore­run­ners at the fin­ish line.

Tulip, skip­pered by Bernie van’t Hof, was first across the start line in Di­vi­sion 2, clear­ing out for a com­fort­able line hon­ours vic­tory in the 10knot southerly breeze.

The wind how­ever, was not re­ally suited to the Swan 45, al­though some of the smaller yachts used it to their ad­van­tage.

Huahine (Nick Smail), was the win­ner on cor­rected time, ahead of Wob­bly Boot (Craig Pic­cinelli) and Queens­land Marine Ser­vices (John Gal­loway).

Trea­sure VIII (Harold Menelaus), was only one sec­ond away from sec­ond place on cor­rected time but still ended up fourth over­all.

Mean­while, the top six boats were sep­a­rated by less than two min­utes over­all.

Kameruka (Mark and Bob Beale), had the best start in Di­vi­sion 3, en­joy­ing a great bat­tle with Syn­chronic­ity (Tom Parker), Lorna Rose Too (Pete Mitchel­son) and Break­away (Rob Davis).

In the end, Kameruka won the race on cor­rected time ahead of Break­away, whose crew did well af­ter re­cov­er­ing from a pre­ma­ture start. Lorna Rose Too ended up with third place.

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