Fast run for twi­light race

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

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).

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