Bat­tle of the fittest at weekly twi­light race

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

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.

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