Riff Raff reigns supreme in twi­light race

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

AF­TER a busy few weeks be­fore and af­ter the Abell Point Ma­rina Air­lie Beach Race Week, the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club re­turned to weekly twi­light rac­ing last Wed­nes­day.

Twelve boats, across three di­vi­sions, lined up for the race which be­gan in 8-15 knot winds from the south-east.

Race of­fi­cer Chris Rein­bott set a 0.8 nau­ti­cal mile tri­an­gle course, and de­spite cre­at­ing a long reach for the yachts, all par­tic­i­pants man­aged to fin­ish within one and a half hours.

The only boat to sail in Di­vi­sion 1 was Over­drive, Ru­pert King, while five yachts started in Di­vi­sion 2 with Wob­bly Boot, Craig Pic­cinelli, get­ting off with the best start.

On cor­rected time, it was Col Forster’s boat Es­o­teric, who took first place with Huahine, Nick Smail and Wob­bly Boot in sec­ond and third.

Di­vi­sion 3 was hotly con­tested with most boats cross­ing the line within min­utes of each other.

In the end, Dan White sailed Riff Raff tremen­dously to win both line hon­ours and on cor­rected time.

Fol­low­ing in close be­hind was Kameruka, Mark and Bob Beale, in sec­ond place and High Tide, Shan­non Hart, in third, on cor­rected time.

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