Close racing at twilight
LESS than one minute separated the top three boats in Division 3 of last week’s Ray White Twilight Race, run by the Whitsunday Sailing Club.
This was the final race for the month of February, held in a pleasant 15-18 knots of breeze.
Overdrive, skippered by Rupert King, made use of the stronger winds to win Division 1 on corrected time, coming 46 seconds ahead of Wild Thing (Keith Roberts).
In Division 2, Sandpiper (Chris Chengody), enjoyed the best start, forcing the larger boats to attempt to pass.
Reignition (Charles Wallis), Treasure VIII (Harold Menelaus) and Queensland Marine Services (John Galloway), managed to be the first three boats over the finish line, however it was Sandpiper that sailed the best to win on corrected time by 1 minute 36 seconds. Reignition took second place, with Twister (Kevin Fogarty), just four seconds behind in third.
Anthea (Dewi Hughes), took off slightly early in Division 3 and had to restart the race.
Kameruka (Mark and Bob Beale), had the best start of the division, with High Tide (Shannon Hart) and Lorna Rose Too (Peter Mitchelson), chasing behind.
At the end of the race, High Tide was first to finish, with Lorna Rose Too a close second over the line. On corrected time Masquerade (Tom Vujasinovic), took third place.
The top boats in each division for the month were Wild Thing in Division 1, Rising Farrst (Tim Osborne) in Division 2 and Masquerade in Division 3.