Lumpy seas greet fleet

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

MODER­ATE norther­lies greeted the 12 yachts that ven­tured onto the Wed­nes­day twi­light race course last week.

With no mul­ti­hulls present, Di­vi­sion 2 monos were the first fleet away. Charles Wal­lis on Reigni

tion got the best start and con­tin­ued that trend with line hon­ours as well.

The rest of the fleet spread out, lead­ing with Trea­sure VI

II then QMS, fol­lowed by Deh-

ler Magic and Twister, who had a good tus­sle as usual, fin­ish­ing only eight sec­onds apart.

Huahine and Wob­bly Boot were not far be­hind.

When the hand­i­caps were taken into ac­count the hon­ours went to Char­lie Preen on Dehler Magic with Trea

sure VIII sec­ond and QMS third.

Five boats com­peted in Di­vi­sion 3, with Pete Mitchel­son on Lorna Rose Too se­cur­ing the Doyle Sails-spon­sored best start prize.

Nonethe­less he couldn’t match High Tide skip­per Shan­non Hart’s boat speed.

Hart raced away to a three­minute line hon­ours win, good enough to also se­cure first place on hand­i­cap.

Syn­chronic­ity was sec­ond over the line but only man­aged third on hand­i­cap be­hind

Lorna Rose Too.

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