Sail­ing karate in twi­light race

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

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.

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