Fast run round twi­light course for mul­ti­hulls

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

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.

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