Twis­ter and All Guns Blaz­ing take se­ries win in Mar­lin race

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

THE Mar­lin Marine Se­ries that was resched­uled af­ter an ear­lier post­pone­ment ran at the week­end.

In­suf­fi­cient en­tries saw a mod­i­fi­ca­tion to the pro­gram, with Satur­day’s race can- celled and Sun­day’s race in­creased to three sprint races over a shorter course.

With two own­ers away and one boat out of the wa­ter, only a dis­ap­point­ing two boats fronted up from the usual Di- vi­sion Two week­end fleet.

Wob­bly Boot and Twis­ter had a great tus­sle, with the lead chang­ing vir­tu­ally ev­ery tack. Wob­bly Boot had the best of the bat­tle on the wa­ter, be­ing first over the line in two of the three races, with Twis­ter not get­ting their act to­gether with a scratch crew un­til the third race.

Un­for­tu­nately, Wob­bly Boot was a vic­tim of the Top Yacht com­puter sys­tem’s hand­i­cap change from race to race.

Twis­ter man­aged a first place in races two and three, giv­ing them the se­ries win by one point.

The four boat Di­vi­sion Three fleet all had very close rac­ing through the three races and the hand­i­caps were very close across the fleet.

All Guns Blaz­ing’s two line hon­ours and a sec­ond gave them first in the se­ries.

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