Quick­skips takes rain free but blus­tery race

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

THE third race of the Cum­ber­land Char­ter Yachts June twi­light se­ries saw 12 boats out on the wa­ter brav­ing the blus­tery con­di­tions last Wed­nes­day.

Luck­ily, the threat­en­ing rain didn’t even­tu­ate dur­ing the race. In the mul­ti­hull divi­sion,

Ae­o­lus took out the Doyle Sails best start award, with

Over­drive soon tak­ing the lead. Over­drive held on to this for the rest of the race, to take line hon­ours and first on hand­i­cap, with the quick start­ing Ae­o­lus com­ing in sec­ond. Quick­skips lost their main­sail when the hal­yard web­bing broke soon af­ter the start and was un­able to fin­ish. Divi­sion 2 had their usual closely fought start. Wob­bly Boot won the start but Reig­ni­tion was out in front by the first mark and man­aged to hold this po­si­tion for the du­ra­tion of the race to take out po­si­tion and line hon­ours in Divi­sion 2.

Dehler Magic had a flyer to be a close sec­ond and tak­ing the hand­i­cap win.

QMS ended up sec­ond on hand­i­cap but the race for third was an ab­so­lute nail biter.

Twis­ter just took out third place hon­ours from Wob­bly

Boot by a mar­gin of just three sec­onds.

There were only four boats in Divi­sion 3, which is a sur­prise as it is usu­ally the big­gest fleet out of all the classes.

Kameruka took out the best start and held the front to the fin­ish tak­ing line, tak­ing out both line and po­si­tion hon­ours as well. Mas­quer­ade and Syn­chronic­ity were never far be­hind the leader but were not able to steal the win from

Kameruka, both fin­ish­ing within a minute of the leader, sec­ond and third re­spec­tively.

Anthea, the only keel boat on the fleet, bought up the rear.

Thanks go to the spon­sors for the day, Cum­ber­land Yacht Char­ters, Doyle Sails and Whit­sun­day In­dus­trial Sew­ing and to our volunteers on the start boat, Dave and Bren­don.

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