Sailing karate in twilight race
ANOTHER breezy afternoon greeted competitors in the weekly Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) twilight race last Wednesday.
Spread cross three divisions a total of 14 yachts faced each other on Pioneer Bay, with Overdrive (Rupert King) again the solo multihull.
True to her name Overdrive completed the course in under an hour, claiming line honours, handicap and best start wins.
Seven boats lined up at the start for Division 2, with Wobbly Boot (Craig Piccinelli) best judging the start and taking the clear air.
The fleet remained tightly bunched throughout the race, with plenty of interesting rounding of the buoys and quick tactics on the windward leg.
All Division 2 boats finished within three minutes of each other, making it hard to judge final positions.
In Division 3 there were six competitors, with Kameruka (Mark and Bob Beale) again taking the best start and maintaining a commanding lead around the race track.
In the end Kameruka took the line honours win by a comfortable six minutes, also winning the top podium position.
Riff Raff (Dan White) and Masquerade (Tom Vujasinovic) fought a close battle, with Riff Raff just passing the finish line 30 seconds ahead.
Presentations in the club involved the usual sailing karate, as skippers and crews reviewed the race, all with their own perspectives of each incident.
Crews will now compete in an offshore race on Sunday. Anyone interested in crewing or participating either in Sunday’s race or the regular twilight series can contact WSC Rear Offshore Commodore Kevin Fogarty on 0419 775 282.