In­ter­est grow­ing in twi­light race

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

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.

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