Lumpy seas greet fleet
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.