Change of lead in twilight race
THERE were changes at the lead of last Wednesday’s Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) twilight race, where an eight-knot northerly breeze made for beautiful sailing conditions.
Quickskips, skippered by Pete Millar, enjoyed a very good start, to lead all the way ahead of Sirocco, helmed by Marcus Arthur, in Division 1.
Twister (Kevin Fogarty), was slightly early in the run for the start line in Division 2 and was forced across it by Tulip (Bernie van’t Hof).
Tulip then had the best start and led the fleet all the way around for a line honours win.
On corrected time however, it was Queensland Marine Services (John Galloway), who won first place, ahead of Bobby D (Ross Winterbourn).
Twister eventually made up time and came in at third place.
Kameruka (Mark and Bob Beale), had the best start in Division 3 and sailed very well to cross the line 13 seconds ahead of Breakaway (Rob Davis).
Usual race leader Lorna Rose Too (Pete Mitchelson), had headsail furler trouble at the start of the race and lost valuable time.
The eventual winner on corrected time was Rossgo (John Griffin), ahead of Defiance (Mark Thompson), with Kameruka, in third place overall.