Twilight series wraps up
TURNING Point and Overdrive were the two multihull competitors in the last race of the Sailing Club’s Twilight February Series.
With a 15–20 knot breeze, the two were soon flying hulls around the track, with Turning Point taking the trifecta of the best start, line honours and podium win over his rival.
The Twister crew were back in charge of the boat, with owner Kevin Fogarty on the start boat again.
They enjoyed a close start with Dehler Magic, but with all the pre-start manoeuvres between the two, Wobbly Boot snuck in to grab the start.
Reignition quickly pulled away from the feet with QMS and Treasure VIII slightly behind and setting up a close battle between the two.
QMS had the upper hand for the majority of the race, but on the final up hill leg, Treasure VIII picked the left hand side of the course, which saw him take valuable time out of his rival, and cross 14 seconds in front of QMS.
However, neither boat could take the podium win off Dehler Magic.
Masquerade stepped up to grab the best start in Division 3 and enjoyed some close quarter racing against Rossgo, with only 11 seconds separating the two at the finish.
The race of the afternoon however, was between Synchronicity and Kameruka.
These two were locked together around the course, with a mere one second separating the two in Synchronicity’s favour.
Fargo was back on the water after a lengthy break and the crew were rewarded with a third on the podium.
Presentations were held back at the sailing club. And much to everyone’s delight, Fuzzy Logic was awarded the SML prize for sailing the whole race with one of his fenders still over the side of his boat..
FULL TILT: Whitsunday sailors battle it out in their twilight race.
Photo: Shirley Wodson