Com­peti­tors tie at twi­light race

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

MERE min­utes and in some cases sec­onds, sep­a­rated the com­peti­tors in last week’s Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club twi­light race, with a tie for third place in Di­vi­sion 2

Windy con­di­tions pre­vailed over the race, with 15-20 knots from the south­east, as well as some heavy gusts.

In Di­vi­sion 1, Quick­skips, skip­pered by Peter Mil­lar, en­joyed a very good start and man­aged to lead the di­vi­sion all the way to the fin­ish.

Wild Thing (Keith Roberts), started slowly but chased his ri­val closely to fin­ish just eight sec­onds be­hind.

Queens­land Ma­rine Ser­vices (John Galloway), won the start in Di­vi­sion 2, but it wasn’t long be­fore Tulip (Bernie van’t Hof) and Reig­ni­tion (Charles Wal­lis), moved to the front of the fleet.

Af­ter three laps, Wob­bly Boot (Craig Pic­cinelli), had sailed the best race to win on cor­rected time, ahead of Tulip.

Third place was a tie on cor­rected time be­tween Sandpiper (Chris Chen­gody) and Twis­ter (Kevin Fog­a­rty), who both fin­ished just 19 sec­onds be­hind Tulip and one sec­ond ahead of Queens­land Ma­rine Ser­vices.

Mas­quer­ade (Tom Vu­jasi­novich), was the best starter in Di­vi­sion 3, but he was soon over­taken by Syn­cronic­ity (Tom Parker) and Lorna Rose Too (Peter Mitchel­son).

Syn­cronic­ity fin­ished 10 sec­onds ahead of Lorna Rose Too to take line honours and hand­i­cap, with Anthea (Dewi Hughes), tak­ing third place on cor­rected time.

The dif­fer­ence be­tween Anthea in third and Mas­quer­ade in fourth place was just one minute and 40 sec­onds.

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