Wob­bly Boot kick­ing ahead in twi­light race

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

NO MULTIHULLS were out on Pioneer Bay for the sec­ond race in the Sail­ing Club’s De­cem­ber Twi­light Se­ries, so Di­vi­sion 2 was the first fleet away last week.

Wob­bly Boot timed the start per­fectly and en­joyed the clear air around the track.

Trea­sure VIII and QMS were soon in­volved in their usual tight rac­ing, with the

QMS crew keep­ing the pres­sure on their ri­vals right up to the fin­ish, where barely a minute sep­a­rated the two, with the race end­ing in Trea

sure VIII’s favour. It was a close call for the best start be­tween Kameru

ka and High Tide in Di­vi­sion 3, but the ever con­sis­tent Shan­non Hart ( High Tide) just beat Bob Beale ( Kame

ruka) to steal the award. The two boats re­mained close dur­ing the race, with 40 sec­onds be­tween them at the fin­ish and Syn­chronic­ity only 15 sec­onds back.

Mas­quer­ade and Anthea en­gaged in some close quar­ter rac­ing, but the Masque

rade crew found their legs in the fi­nal lap and pushed ahead to take Anthea on the line and claim the hand­i­cap win.

Pre­sen­ta­tions were held at the club and com­peti­tors an­a­lysed their race, while look­ing for­ward to the Com­modore’s Ball on Satur­day night, where all se­ries win­ners from the 2015 cal­en­dar were an­nounced, along with the much an­tic­i­pated Club Per­son and Yachts Per­son of the year awards.

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