Quickskips claims honours in Twilight
THE first race of the Cumberland Charter Yachts June twilight series has run its course with 16 boats venturing out into blustery conditions.
Pete Miller, on Quickskips, cleaned up in the multihull division, taking out the Doyle Sails best start, line honours and handicap trifecta.
Overdrive snatched second and Aeolus came third to claim the other spots on the podium.
The best start in division two went to QMS, also second over the line behind Reignition. Dehler Magic and Twister had a great tussle with the lead changing several times, but Dehler managed to finish in front seconds ahead of the Twister crew, earning Charlie Preen a handicap win, with Reignition second and Twister third. QMS ran out fourth and Wobbly Boot fifth to complete the fleet. Division three had the biggest fleet with eight boats. Synchronicity was the best starter and the trailer boats had a great race with only a couple of minutes between the five of them. Kameruka took line honours just ahead of Synchronicity, but neither made the handicap podium.
In the end, the honours went to Riff Raff for first, Fargo in second and Masquerade third.
The monthly awards for May were also presented at the Sailing Club later on the day with a brand new sponsor, Whitsunday Discount Marine, providing 75 product vouchers for the division winners.