GUSTY 20-knot winds greeted the 13 boats competing in last Wednesday’s Whitsunday Sailing Club twilight race.
Queensland Marine Services, skippered by John Galloway, won the best start in Division 2, but it was not long be
fore Tulip (Bernie van’t Hof), snuck ahead to lead the fleet around the first mark.
Treasure VIII, with Harold Menelaus at the helm, chased Tulip around the course to cross the line in second place. On corrected time,
Huahine, skippered by Nick Smail, won the race by 19 seconds, with Wobbly Boot (Craig Pic
cinelli) and Queensland Marine Services just 38 seconds behind.
Esoteric (Col Forster), was unlucky to miss out on the placings, being 15 seconds behind on corrected time.
In Division 3, the strong wind suited the heavier boats with Lor
na Rose Too (Pete Mitchelson) and Syn
chronicity (Tom Parker), going around the course in the two top positions. However Bob, sailed by Josh Leppard, competed well to win on corrected time, ahead of
Defiance (Mark Thompson), in second place and Synchronicity in third.