Weather af­fects turnout at twi­light

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

LAST Wed­nes­day’s wet weather de­terred many of the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club’s (WSC) twi­light sailors from tak­ing part in the weekly race.

Nonethe­less the rain moved off­shore with those boats that did com­pete sail­ing in dry skies and light swirly winds.

With the change of wind, WSC race of­fi­cers and vol­un­teers Shane Beyer and Paul Barry re­set the course to face into the 180 de­gree wind shift.

In Di­vi­sion 2, Tulip, skip­pered by Bernie van’t Hof, en­joyed a good start while chas­ing Queens­land Ma­rine Ser­vices (John Galloway) and Trea­sure VIII (Clay Bau­man).

At the end of the race, Tulip came in first, fol­lowed by QMS in sec­ond place and Trea­sure VIII in third.

Mean­while, Lorna Rose Too (Peter Mitchel­son), en­joyed the light breezes across the course in Di­vi­sion 3.

Club of­fi­cials say they are now look­ing for­ward to beau­ti­ful win­ter weather and full twi­light fleets. New par­tic­i­pants in the weekly races are wel­come.

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