Wild Thing scores as hulls fly in the twilight
WITH 20 knots blowing on the bay, Keith Roberts’ Wild
Thing was an impressive sight flying hulls for the Whitsunday Sailing Club’s Twilight Series last week.
Roberts completed the course in just over 45 minutes.
Meanwhile Wobbly Boot and Reignition picked the start line bias, and crossed the fleet on port tack, with
Wobbly Boot claiming the Whitsunday Industrial Services sponsored best start award, which gave it the handicap edge to also take the top podium win.
The crew of Twister experienced some dramas on the first leg, when the webbing on their headsail clew broke, forcing a fast sail change to their number four.
Unfortunately this incident proved too much of an obstacle to recover from,
forcing them to the back of the fleet.
Wobbly Boot, Huahine and Merit enjoyed a tight tactical battle, with under 30 seconds between them on the finish line, placing Merit on the podium once handicaps were allocated.
Shannon Hart once again positioned High Tide perfectly on the start line and continued to dominate the race, finishing a comfortable two minutes ahead of his nearest rival, Synchronicity.
Masquerade took the fight to Kameruka, and while unable to beat him over the line, pushed hard enough to take out the top podium position. Presentations were held at the sailing club, with friendly ribbing and couple of rums at the bar.