Turn­ing Point laps op­po­nents in blowout twi­light show­down

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

mere min­utes sep­a­rat­ing the three at the fin­ish.

Fargo pushed hard all af­ter­noon and man­aged to push Mas­quer­ade off the podium third. Wait­ing for pre­sen­ta­tions on the Sail­ing Club bal­cony, com­peti­tors were given some en­ter­tain­ment as the crew off Rossgo failed to hold on to the bow while the boat was on its trailer in the duck pond, and sailed off on its own to­wards the rock wall open­ing, earn­ing not only cheers from the bal­cony, but also the SML award. ahead, with only ten sec­onds sep­a­rat­ing Cross­bow and

Wob­bly Boot in Cross­bow’s fa

vour. QMS fought hard against

Reig­ni­tion, but was un­able to reach the fin­ish first.

High Tide was back on form in divi­sion three, snatch­ing the best start from the rest of the fleet, and the clear air al­lowed him to pull away and claim the line hon­ours, brag­ging rights and the podium win. Rossgo, Syn­chronic­ity and Mas­quer­ade were soon do­ing bat­tle to­gether, with AS THE only mul­ti­hull on the bay for the Sail­ing Club’s twi­light race, Turn­ing Point was cer­tain to claim the podium win, and the strong breeze en­sured he wasn’t rac­ing alone as he lapped ev­ery other boat in the other divi­sions.

Wob­bly Boot stole the best start from ri­val QMS and was soon in close quar­ter rac­ing with Twis­ter and Cross­bow.

Twis­ter picked the right hand side of the track in the fi­nal up­wind bat­tle and man­aged to hold out the two to cross the fin­ish line a minute

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