Twilight sailors fly around the course
THE Whitsunday Sailing Club’s Wednesday fleet was greeted with a very lumpy northwesterly for last week’s twilight race.
Turning Point was the only multihull and with the strong breeze was soon flying a hull, speeding around the course in just over three-quarters of an hour and proving an impressive sight.
It was a tightly contested start in Division 2, with QMS forced to re-start and Reigni
tion being pushed over before the hooter, giving an On Course Start and forcing disqualification.
The crew of Wobbly Boot positioned themselves perfectly, taking the Doyles Sails Best Start award.
Treasure VIII picked the right side of the course allowing the crew to hold off rival
QMS, and finishing exactly three minutes ahead, with
Twister another two minutes
Masquerade snatched the
best start off High Tide, but was unable to hold the lead, and High Tide soon pulled away from the fleet, finishing a comfortable five minutes ahead.
Rossgo and Riff Raff enjoyed some close racing. The stronger breeze worked in
Riff Raff’s favour however, giving the crew the podium win.
Unfortunately, the first Bendigo Bank Off Shore race planned for last Saturday had to be postponed due to the severe weather warnings issued on Friday.
“We hate having to postpone our weekend racing” Rear Commodore Off Shore Kevin Fogarty said.
“But when the Harbour Master issued a warning, we had to consider the safety of the fleet and it was prudent to postpone. We will definitely re-run this race as soon as we can.”