A challenge on the water for cruisers
THE cruising division of Whitsunday Sailing Club started their fifth cruise race in blustery winds that exceeded 25 knots on Wednesday, in complete contrast to last week’s race.
Overcast skies and lumpy seas made for difficult conditions for sailors contesting Race Five of the series. The rules were quite simple: get to Cid Harbour as quickly as possible. A small fleet of six boats took on the challenge.
Some boats chose to sail through Unsafe Passage, which separates North and South Molle Islands, while others chose to go around the top of North Molle Island, before heading over to Cid Island. All routes eventually led to Cid Harbour but first to arrive at the destination was Yandeena (Mick Wright) from Riff Raff (Dan White). Presentations were held on board Joshua C (Robin Cooke), with final honours – after a complicated handicap- ping system – being presented to Ever Ready (Titch Timmermans), in their first-ever cruising event entry from Kin
chegha (Terry Dees) and Yandeena.
CRUISIN’: Yachts in race 5 on their way to Cid Harbour in blustery conditions last Wednesday.