Fast run round twilight course for multihulls
FOUR multihulls were out on Pioneer Bay for last week’s Whitsunday Sailing Club Twilight race, with
Overdrive timing the start perfectly to claim the prize.
Wild Thing suffered a broken halyard, which unfortunately forced the crew to withdraw from the race, leaving Overdrive, Quickskips and the new Turning Point to battle for the line honours win.
After a fast ride around the course, it was Turning
Point who took this honour convincingly, but was forced to a third once handicaps were applied.
In Division 2, Ross Winterbourn’s Bobby D was back on the water after a lengthy absence, and was joined by the Sunrise crew who were also out to play.
QMS was again the line honours winner, with Twis
ter and Wobbly Boot only minutes behind the team. After handicaps, Sunrise,
Wobbly Boot and Twister were incredibly close, with
Twister just missing out on a podium position.
The Division 3 start went to Masquerade, whose crew were very happy to steal this title from High Tide. Kameruka and High Tide were soon engaged in their weekly battle, with High
Tide just taking the line honours win.
Rossgo was also back on the water after some time away, and the crew pushed the boat hard to take the top podium position.
Riff Raff were out as usual and having a fun time with a boat full of visitors, who all enjoyed their first race experience.
Racers and cruisers can now look forward to the annual Monte’s Resort Race and the Dan Kane Memorial Race.
The Montes race is this coming weekend, with a cruising division introduced to encourage the non-racing sailors to come up to Monte’s and enjoy the hospitality.
The Dan Kane Memorial Race will be held on Australia Day.
For more information or to help with Wednesday starts and race management for a couple of hours, contact Rear Commodore Kevin Fogarty on 0419 775 282.