Cel­e­bra­tory end to sun­set race

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

THE Abell Point Yacht Club (APYC) held its third race in the newly launched Sun­set Se­ries on Fri­day af­ter­noon.

APYC rear off­shore com­modore Tim Os­borne said con­di­tions on the wa­ter were light and vari­able for the start, with the breeze drop­ping out to nearly noth­ing by the end of the race.

Peter Mil­lar on Quick­skips, took out line hon­ours and first place, man­ag­ing to get over the fin­ish line just as the wind died.

“The rest of the fleet then strug­gled to make the fin­ish, re­ly­ing more on tide to get them home than any thing else,” Mr Os­borne said.

Sec­ond place went to Jeff Shipsey on Sun­rise, with third place won by Chris Chen­gody on Sand­piper. The re­main­ing places were taken by Fallen An­gles in fourth, Ris­ing Farrst in fifth and Fargo in sixth place.

Each yacht fin­ish­ing was greeted by loud cheers from the crowd, who had gath­ered to cel­e­brate the re-open­ing of Sor­rento’s bar and res­tau­rant on Fri­day night.

Mr Os­borne thanked the vol­un­teers who as­sisted in set­ting and re­mov­ing the course marks and re­minded par­tic­i­pants that the club will not be hold­ing rac­ing for the next two weeks due to Air­lie Beach Race Week.

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