Plenty of tall tales told after twilight sail
PETE Millar was quietly confident of a handicap win as the lone multihull skipper in the Sailing Club’s weekly twilight race last Wednesday.
He was not disappointed, with Quick Skips often seen flying a hull in the breezy conditions.
Despite the strong breeze and the chance of a shower, many visitors turned up to gain a sailing experience on one of the club’s yachts and skippers were more than willing to take the extra bodies to balance their boats.
A surprise best start came from Huahine in Division 2, whose crew continued to sail to their handicap to take the podium win. Reignition was again the boat to compete against for the line honours win. Skipper Charles Wallis pushed hard and was the clear first finisher by a comfortable 2.5-minute split from Treasure VIII, with QMS a further minute back.
Wobbly Boot and Twister found themselves engaged in close racing, with Twister eventually taking the Boot by 30 seconds.
High Tide was again the fastest Division 3 boat, with Shannon Hart steering her around in just over 43 minutes.
Masquerade took the best start, which helped score a po-