Twi­light se­ries wraps up

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

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

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