Twi­light sailors chart new course

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

TWI­LIGHT racers with the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club (WSC) ex­pe­ri­enced a new course last week, thanks to race of­fi­cer Shane Beyer and vol­un­teers Chris Rein­bott and Paul Barry.

The trape­zoid course, cre­ated for the 2014 WSC sail­ing guide, used four round­ing marks in­stead of fol­low­ing the tri­an­gu­lar course that has been raced for a long time.

The wind had its usual Pioneer Bay vari­a­tions in strength and di­rec­tion, but con­di­tions were as en­joy­able as ever, with the ac­co­lades for first place and best start win­ner in Di­vi­sion 1 go­ing to Quick­skips, skip­pered by Peter Mil­lar.

Di­vi­sion 2 was won by Sandpiper (Chris Chen­gody), who came in ahead of Wob­bly Boot (Craig Pic­cinelli) and Bobby D (Ross Win­ter­bourn), in the sec­ond and third spots.

Di­vi­sion 3 prizes went to Mas­quer­ade (Tom Vu­jasi­novic) in first, with High Tide (Shannon Hart), in sec­ond and Kameruka (Bob Beale) third.

Mr Vu­jasi­novic said he thor­oughly en­joyed the dif­fer­ent course and hoped com­peti­tors would see more of them in the fu­ture.

Only one boat failed to sail the course cor­rectly and two found them­selves with­out the rel­e­vant in­struc­tions on board. Know­ing his sail­ing in­struc­tions were on the ta­ble at home, Don Al­gie ( Storm 2) bat­tled along­side Charles Wal­lis ( Reig­ni­tion) with both need­ing to take a few mid-leg zig zags to reach the cor­rect marks.

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