Lo­cal sis­ter ships bat­tle it out in twi­light race

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

THREE sis­ter ships bat­tled for their di­vi­sion in last Wed­nes­day’s Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club twi­light race, which was the sec­ond last for the year.

Syn­chronic­ity (Tom Parker), Lorna Rose Too (Peter Mitchel­son) and Kameruka (Mark and Bob Beale) were ide­ally suited to the eight­knot northerly breeze and slight chop.

Th­ese three Di­vi­sion 3 com­peti­tors were among an 18yacht fleet, ven­tur­ing out for the weekly race.

Spirit (Ja­son Gard), from the Cook Is­lands Yacht Squadron, was the only mul­ti­hull sail­ing in Di­vi­sion 1.

Tulip (Bernie van’t Hof), hit the start line at full pace in Di- vi­sion 2. Another Fi­asco (Damian Suck­ling), rev­elled in the con­di­tions, as did Queens­land Ma­rine Ser­vices (John Gal­loway), Twister (Kevin Fog­a­rty) and Es­o­teric (Col Forster), who all sailed well.

At the end of the race, Another Fi­asco crossed the line in sec­ond place but took first place on cor­rected time.

Syn­chronic­ity was a lit­tle too ea­ger at the start of the Di­vi­sion 3 race, cross­ing the line early and hav­ing to re­turn and re-start.

Serendip­ity (Roger Boast), sailed a good race but in the end it was Kameruka who was clearly in front on cor­rected time.

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