Gusty winds chal­lenge skip­pers

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

LAST Wed­nes­day’s Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club twi­light race was held in a south-east­erly breeze of 15-20 knots with a few gusts well be­yond th­ese wind speeds.

Rum Raider, skip­pered by Scott Mil­lar, fin­ished first, with Over­drive (Ru­pert King) and Chee­tah (Steve Hal­ter), close be­hind.

The win­ner on cor­rected time was Over­drive.

In Di­vi­sion 2, Queens­land Ma­rine Ser­vices (John Gal­loway), en­joyed the best start of the fleet and a good bat­tle on the first beat with Twister (Kevin Fog­a­rty) and Trea­sure VIII (Clay Bau­man).

Trea­sure VIII took the lead at the first mark and slowly ex­tended this po­si­tion through­out the race.

QMS fin­ished sec­ond across the line just ahead of Twister and Sand­piper (Chris Chen­gody). How­ever, on cor­rected time the lineup went to Sand­piper first, then QMS and in third place was Wob­bly Boot (Craig Pic­cinelli).

De­fi­ance (Mark Thomp­son), had a great start in Di­vi­sion 3 and a great tus­sle with Break­away (Rob Davis) and Kameruka (Mark and Bob Beale).

At the end of the race, Break­away man­aged to beat Kameruka across the line by just three sec­onds and also took out the race on cor­rected time.

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