Quick­skips claims hon­ours in Twi­light

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

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.

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