Battle of the fittest at weekly twilight race
YACHTS competing in last Wednesday’s Denman Cellars twilight race, run by the Whitsunday Sailing Club, were treated to clear skies and liberal winds.
The fleet of 14 participating boats set sail in 15 knot winds, with Queensland Marine Services (John Galloway), winning the Division 2 start and Kameruka (Mark and Bob Beale), taking the best start in Division 3.
The sole starter in Division 1 was the multihull Cheetah (Steve Halter).
In yet another strong race, Tulip (Bernie van’t Hof), enjoyed a clear win in Division 2, finishing six minutes ahead of Reignition (Charles Wallis), who took second place on line honours.
Third place was a close competition between Queensland Marine Services and Huahine (Nick Smail), with Queensland Marine Services sneaking in six seconds ahead.
On corrected time however, it was Huahine who took the win, ahead of Tulip and with Crossbow (David Lund), in third.
There was also some inter- esting racing in Division 3, with Riff Raff (Dan White), finishing first on line honours, followed by Kameruka, and Masquerade (Tom Vujasinovic).
On corrected time, Heather Sutton’s La Quilta took the honours, followed by Riff Raff and Masquerade.
Visiting yachts are welcome to join in the weekly twilight race which starts at 4.30pm.
Those interested in taking part are encouraged to call into the Whitsunday Sailing Club’s reception for more information or visit the website www.whitsundaysailingclub.com.au.