Tune up at twi­light

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

LO­CAL sailors had one fi­nal chance to tune up for Race Week in last Wed­nes­day’s Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club (WSC) twi­light race.

WSC sail­ing de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Tim Parker said while winds were very light, the race did give those com­pet­ing a chance to prac­tice in the type of con­di­tions that fol­lowed through into Race Week.

“Lit­tle did they re­alise what good prac­tice it would be,” he said.

A to­tal of 21 boats hit the start line con­sist­ing of five mul­ti­hulls in Di­vi­sion 1 and eight boats in each of the Di­vi­sions 2 and 3.

Spirit, skip­pered by Ja­son Gard, won Di­vi­sion 1 on both line hon­ours and cor­rected time.

Tulip, skip­pered by Bernie Van’t Hof was the win­ner in Di­vi­sion 2 and Syn­chronic­ity, skip­pered by Tom Parker, took out line hon­ours and hand­i­cap wins in Di­vi­sion 3.

All com­peti­tors sailed a short course due to the light winds, which was short­ened fur­ther dur­ing the race.

The weekly twi­light races will re­sume as nor­mal af­ter race week fin­ishes this Fri­day.

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