Change of twilight pace
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.