Kameruka our best per­form­ing lo­cal boat

Whitsunday Times - - REELIN’ IN -

IT WAS a suc­cess­ful week for lo­cal yacht Kameruka which took out best lo­cal boat of Air­lie Beach Race Week af­ter win­ning the Cruis­ing Spin­naker 3 Di­vi­sion.

Kameruka is skip­pered by Bob Beale and the crew in­cludes Mark Beale, Si­mon Brain, Steve Marks and Paul Skin­ner.

The yacht is an 8m club­man and is one of three club­mans in the area, which they race against ev­ery Wed­nes­day in the Whit­sud­nay Sail­ing Club’s twi­light se­ries.

Crew mem­ber Mark Beale said that be­sides wind in­stru­ments blow­ing off, the boat sailed per­fectly for all six races.

The crew was faced with 1535 knot winds and Steve Marks de­scribed the race as ex­hil­a­rat­ing.

“It was com­pletely [the] op­po­site to last year. Last year there were sunny skies and [we] were look­ing for wind but this year there was rain and a lot of wind.

“It was ex­haust­ing but im­pres­sive for a boat that size to com­plete each race,” he said.

Kameruka is cur­rently com­ing sec­ond place in the club­man cham­pi­onship of the Twi­light races.

HAPPY DAYS: Ka­mureka crew Si­mon Brain, Paul Skin­ner, Bob Beale, Steve Marks and Mark Beale placed first in di­vi­sion three of Air­lie Beach Race Week. Photo by An­drew Pat­tin­son / Vampp Pho­tog­ra­phy.

BRAV­ING WINDS: The Kameruka crew in ac­tion dur­ing Air­lie Beach Race Week. Photo by Linda For­rester.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.