Tight tussle at twilight
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.