Over 100 sailors at twilight race
MORE than 100 sailors joined in last Wednesday’s Whitsunday Sailing Club twilight race, which was held in a 10-knot easterly breeze.
Spirit (John Cadwallader), was early across the line in the multihull division and had to restart.
This gave Quickskips (Peter Millar) the best start of the fleet but Spirit quickly caught up to win line honours.
Nonetheless, the restart hurt Spirit on corrected time, crowning Quickskips as the winner by one second in front of Overdrive (Rupert King) and with Sirocco (Marcus Arthur), a further 45 seconds behind.
Treasure VIII (Clay Bauman), enjoyed the best start in Division 2, however Tulip (Bernie van’t Hof) and Reignition (Charles Wallis), powered up and were the first two boats around the first mark.
Tulip was the winner on line honours but on corrected time Treasure VIII won the race from Huahine (Nick Smail) and Crossbow (David Lund) in third place.
Defiance (Ed Saalfeld) enjoyed the best start in Division 3 just ahead of Kameruka (Mark and Bob Beale).
Kameruka was first over the finish line and just ahead of Defiance and Synchronicity (Tom Parker) on corrected time.
Cara (Jason Framey) sailed very well with many of the crew from Another Fiasco aboard, enjoying a good battle around the course with Riff Raff (Dan White).