Multis take a twilight course
LAST Wednesday was the first race in the Whitsunday Sailing Club’s May Twilight series and for once there were four multihulls contesting the start.
Regular contender Wild Thing was joined by Quick Skips, Sirocco and the new Grainger, Barefoot.
Looking fast in the water, Barefoot soon led the race and held position to take the line honours.
Meanwhile, only 30 seconds separated Quick Skips and Wild Thing.
In Division 2, Reignition soon took the usual lead, with the rest of the fleet extremely close.
John Galloway judged the start to perfection, claiming the award, but was unable to chase down his rival Twister, who pushed hard and crossed the finish ahead of QMS and Treasure VIII.
High Tide was again the line honours victor for Division 3, with Masquerade taking the best start.
There was close racing between Synchronicity and Kameruka with just a six-second split and between Anthea and Lorna Rose Too with a ninesecond split.
Presentations were held at the club, with Sirocco, Dehler Magic and Serendipity taking the podium wins and Santoro (Dale Tansley) being awarded the Stone Motherless Last prize for being the absolute last to finish.