Fast run for twilight race
LIBERAL winds from the south-east greeted the yachts competing in last Wednesday’s Whitsunday Sailing Club twilight race.
The race, which was the second last for the month of October, was described as a lot faster than usual.
The only starter in Division 1 was Overdrive (Rupert King), who had a quick sprint around the course to finish in just 56 minutes.
Meanwhile, Bobby D ( Ross Winterbourn), enjoyed the best start in Division 2, with Anthea (Dewi Hughes) taking the best start for Division 3.
In the hotly contested Division 2, Tulip (Bernie van’t Hof), sailed another terrific race, finishing in just 51 minutes and taking line honours.
Tulip was closely followed by Reignition (Charles Wallis), with Queensland Marine Services (John Galloway), in third.
On corrected time however, it was Wobbly Boot (Craig Piccinelli,) who took the win, followed by Bobby D in second and Sandpiper (Chris Chengody), in third.
The Division 3 fleet welcomed
Fargo (Keith McGuire), to the race, with the boat sailing very well to the conditions.
Racing in this division was extremely close, particularly between Kameruka (Mark and Bob Beale) and Anthea, who finished within just six seconds of one another.
Overall, it was La Quilter (Heather Sutton), who won the division, finishing first on both line honours and corrected time, ahead of Fargo in second and Serendipity (Roger Boast), in third.
The winners after race four of the October twilight series were Overdrive (Division 1), Twister (Division 2), and La Quilter (Division 3).