Trea­sure VIII claims win in off­shore race

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

GLASSED out con­di­tions on Satur­day caused a de­lay in the start time for the Whit­sun­day Ocean Ser­vices Short Off­shore race.

Af­ter 12 noon, the di­min­ished fleet got away for the race around a wind­ward mark fol­lowed by a tour around Day­dream Is­land and back, to fin­ish at the club.

Trea­sure VIII, Clay Bau­man, sailed well to fin­ish the race in two hours and 33 min­utes ahead of Wob­bly Boot, Craig Pic­cinelli, who was a fur­ther 12 min­utes be­hind.

This was enough to give Trea­sure VIII the win by two min­utes on cor­rected time.

High Tide, Shan­non Hart, sailed the course in two hours and 45 min­utes to be first home in divi­sion three how­ever Break­away, Rob Davis, fin­ished only two min­utes be­hind which gave him a com­fort­able win on cor­rected time.

This Sun­day is the fi­nal heat in the NQ Telecom Chal­lenger’s Cup for off­beach and off­shore yachts be­gin­ning at 1pm and with the re­cent run of great weather it’s a great time to dust off the boat and go sail­ing.

ON THE BREEZE: Break­away sailors Sal­lyanne Hay, Craig Bridges, Rob Davis and Fleur Stone were the win­ners of Divi­sion 3 while the Trea­sure VIII team Mar­garet Neill-Bal­lan­tine, Clay Bau­man and Tanya Watts took out first place in the Divi­sion 2 in the Whit­sun­day Ocean Ser­vices Short Off­shore Race on Satur­day.

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