Red wine chal­lenge to en­tice cruis­ing yachts

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

THE Abell Point Yacht Club (APYC) will be hold­ing its first on-wa­ter event of the year to­mor­row (Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 21), with an ex­tra in­cen­tive to en­tice cruis­ing yachts.

APYC com­modore Damian Suck­ling said to­mor­row’s Rum Race would also in­cor­po­rate a ‘red race chal­lenge’, with a very nice bot­tle of red wine up for grabs if three or more cruis­ing yachts en­tered the race.

The Rum Race is open to any­one in area, with par­tic­i­pants en­joy­ing a twi­light sail be­fore join­ing in the off-wa­ter fun at Sor­rento bar and restau­rant.

The race will be a short course around the first buoy and back and Suck­ling said he would like to see as many boats out there as pos­si­ble to show sup­port for the club and sail­ing in the lo­cal area.

In fact, he promised he would buy a jug of beer for ev­ery yacht that en­tered to­mor­row’s event.

Crew look­ing to sail are in­vited to come down to Sor­rento’s around 3pm and ask the bar staff to put them in con­tact with par­tic­i­pat­ing skip­pers.

The race starts at 4.30pm and en­try fees of $15 per boat can ei­ther be pre-paid at Quad­rant Ma­rine or at Sor­rento’s on the day. Skip­pers can elect to fly spin­nakers if they wish.

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