Interest growing in twilight race
FIFTEEN boats contested last Wednesday’s Sailing Club twilight race where skippers were faced with the challenge of accommodating the 20-plus visitors who turned up to gain the experience of a yacht race.
With Pete Millar not out on the water for the week, Keith Roberts was the lone multihull on the track, flying Wild Thing around the course in just over 43 minutes to a podium win.
Wobbly Boot was under full power and hit the start line perfectly, claiming the best start in Division 2.
The Boot was soon overtaken by the larger Reignition, who completed the race in un- der 40 minutes, a clear five minutes ahead of nearest rival Treasure VIII.
After a couple of weeks at the top of the division, Huahine was forced to the bottom of the handicap positions, taking the Stone Motherless Last prize.
Division 3 saw the ever consistent Kameruka edge out the competition to take the best start.
Kameruka and Lorna Rose Too were soon engaged in tight racing with a mere 20 seconds separating them on the finish.
However, it was Tom Parker who had the best race, sailing Synchronicity to a line honours and podium win.