Close rac­ing at twi­light

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

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.

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