Twilight fleet wishes happy birthday to the Wobbly Boot
ANOTHER afternoon of light winds saw the Whitsunday Sailing Club’s Wednesday Twilight race being shortened again by race officers.
Cheetah was back on the water but unfortunately she was the solo competitor in the multihull division, completing the course in just over 56 minutes.
New boat to the fleet, Game Set, proved a racer to watch out for, stamping her crew’s authority in Division 2 by claiming the best start, line honours and handicap wins. Line honours was due to Charles Wallis mis-timing the start in Reignition and taking an “on course start” penalty, causing his disqualification from the race.
Treasure VIII fought hard all afternoon but couldn’t make inroads on Game Set and finished three minutes behind. Kevin Fogarty and John Galloway engaged in another close quarter battle, with the two boats crossing each other continuously. In the end QMS just pulled ahead to take third over the line, 30 seconds ahead of Twister.
Kameruka had the start of Division 3 sewn up and the clear air assisted her in taking the line honours position just ahead of Synchronicity and High Tide. Lorna Rose Too and Anthea enjoyed a tight tactical battle to the finish with only 10 seconds separating the pair, earning them the top two podium positions.
Presentations at the club were a fun affair and saw the Wobbly Boot crew break out their boot shaped glasses to raise a toast to the boat’s 14th birthday over a rousing chorus of the now famous “Wobbly” song.