Change of twi­light pace

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

IT WAS a twi­light race with a dif­fer­ence for Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club Rear Off­shore Com­modore Kevin Fog­a­rty, who swapped his po­si­tion at the helm of Twis­ter for a spot on the race com­mit­tee boat as start/fin­ish vol­un­teer.

Over­drive and Quick Skips were ab­sent from the club’s weekly twi­light race, leav­ing

Wild Thing as the solo mul­ti­hull in Divi­sion 1.

De­spite this Keith Roberts had a blast around the course, fin­ish­ing in 49 min­utes.

With Fog­a­rty not on board, his Twis­ter crew were left to race the boat on their own, and de­spite a slow start, stepped up and pushed hard, keep­ing Reig­ni­tion and QMS in close quar­ters and fin­ish­ing 18 sec­onds be­hind Trea

sure VIII to claim the podium win.

It was in fact close rac­ing through­out this divi­sion, with barely five min­utes sep­a­rat- ing the fleet at the fin­ish.

Wob­bly Boot had a great sail, with their old crew mem­ber, Bret Roser and his wife Suzanne en­joy­ing some time back on board dur­ing their hol­i­day from Eng­land.

Divi­sion 3 also en­joyed in­cred­i­bly close rac­ing, with only a se­cond sep­a­rat­ing

Mas­quer­ade and Kameruka at the fin­ish in Mas­quer­ade’s favour and with Rossgo cross­ing the line less than a minute later.

Pre­sen­ta­tions were held at the Sail­ing Club, were Fog­a­rty had to en­dure the rib­bing of other skip­pers about how well Twis­ter had gone with­out him on board.

Rac­ers were also treated to a ren­di­tion of Brett Roser’s tra­di­tional Wob­bly Boot song.

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