Plenty of tall tales told af­ter twi­light sail

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

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-

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