Moon to light the way for night race

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

THE Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club will be hold­ing a night race this Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 15.

The race is the first of the 2014 Whit­sun­day Ocean Ser­vices off­shore se­ries, start­ing at 4.30pm.

The course is yet to be de­ter­mined by the race com­mit­tee and will be based on the wind fore­cast of the day.

If cloud cover is sparse, sailors can look for­ward to a moon­lit evening, fol­low­ing Fri­day’s full moon.

In last year’s night race, Break­away (Rob Davis), was the win­ner in Di­vi­sion 3 ahead of Anthea (Dewi Hughes) and Riff Raff (Dan White).

With Break­away now sold, WSC sail­ing de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Tim Parker said all Di­vi­sion 3 boats were in with a chance to win a prize.

Mr Parker said in Di­vi­sion 2, Bobby D was win­ner in 2013, “and will be a strong com­peti­tor again”.

“Ris­ing Farrst, (Tim Os­borne) and Wob­bly Boot (Craig Pic­cinelli), took the mi­nor plac­ings last year and should be out rac­ing again this year, along with Twis­ter (Kevin Fog­a­rty) and Reig­ni­tion (Charles Wal­lis),” he said.

“There should be some good com­pe­ti­tion for the prizes.” For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter for the race, call the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club on 4946 6138.

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