Beau­ti­ful night for twi­light sail

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

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”.

In Di­vi­sion


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.

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