Al­ter­nate skip­pers swamped at twi­light

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

WITH last Wed­nes­day be­ing the fifth in the month, al­ter­na­tive skip­pers took to the helm for the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club’s twi­light race in the chal­leng­ing 20 plus knots con­di­tions.

The com­pe­ti­tion for the start in Di­vi­sion 2 was fierce and forced a gen­eral re­call, where Kathryn Gal­loway on

QMS timed the sec­ond start to per­fec­tion.

The fight was then on for the podium win and the Twis­ter com­bi­na­tion of Dave Siev­ers and Ta­nia Jarvis saw just two sec­onds be­tween them and QMS at the fin­ish, with Twis­ter just man­ag­ing to steal the hand­i­cap win.

In Di­vi­sion 3, Kameruka hit the ground run­ning and sailed her heart out to take line hon­ours over High Tide by a com­fort­able two min­utes and claim the podium win as well.

Serendip­ity was the best starter, set­ting her­self up for a podium sec­ond place.

Pre­sen­ta­tions were held at the Sail­ing Club af­ter the race, where Rear Com­modore Off Shore, Kevin Fog­a­rty, con­grat­u­lated the helms peo­ple of the af­ter­noon and thanked the usual skip­pers for hand­ing over their boats.

“It’s great to see dif­fer­ent skip­pers be­hind the wheel or tiller and to give our crews the chance to helm our boats,” he said.

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