Beautiful night for twilight sail
SKIPPERS and crew of the 19 boats competing in last Wednesday’s Whitsunday Sailing Club twilight race were rewarded for their efforts by balmy weather and a gentle breeze.
Easterly winds of just 810 knots blew across the course, in what club commodore Jim Hayes described as “really nice sailing conditions”.
“It wasn’t challenging racing at all – just fun, afternoon sailing and a great time to be out on the water,” he said.
After an absence of a few weeks, multihulls were back on the scene, with Sirocco (Marcus Arthur) and Quickskips (Peter Millar) contesting Division 1.
Division 2 was again the most hotly contested, with 11 competing yachts and a welcome back to Huahine (Nick Smail).
Mr Hayes said it was good to see so many boats out there “and it was a great day for them to be out there too”.
Sirocco placed first, while Crossbow took the top spot in Division 2. Of the six boats competing in Division 3, Serendipity came in at number one.
The Whitsunday Sailing Club holds twilight races on most Wednesday afternoons during the year.
Racing starts at 4.30pm and all club members and visiting yachts are welcome to join in.