Good breeze for twi­lighters

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

FI­NALLY a fine af­ter­noon, with 12–15-knot south-east­erly winds, saw the twi­light fleet back on the bay last week.

Again there were only two boats com­pet­ing in the mul­ti­hull di­vi­sion.

Once the hand­i­cap for each boat was ap­plied against their fin­ish­ing times, Over­drive came out ahead of Ull­man Sails by 50 sec­onds to take the day’s hon­ours.

In the rac­ing mono­hull di­vi­sion, it was a great start by Twister (Kevin Fog­a­rty) as arch ri­val Queens­land Marine Ser­vices (John Gal­loway) jumped the start and had to re­turn.

On cor­rected time, the hon­ours went to Twister from Trea­sure VIII, with Queens­land Marine Ser­vices tak­ing the mi­nor plac­ing.

In the Trail­able Yacht/Cruis­ing Yacht di­vi­sion, High Tide (Shan­nan Hart) man­aged the best start, head­ing into a race-long bat­tle with Kameruka (Bob Beale).

Suzanne Marie (David Wintour), be­ing bet­ter suited to the con­di­tions of the day, took out the hand­i­cap win from In­far­rc­tion and Lorna Rose Too (Peter Mitchel­son).

Off the beach news

Sun­day af­ter­noon saw a small but ded­i­cated fleet sail­ing in the WSC Daven­port se­ries for off the beach dinghies.

In the first of three races, Zac Sleight bolted out of the start. The best of the rest was Wil­liam Preat, who, to­gether with Eden Humphrey and Jesse Frisch, has just started rac­ing. Wil­liam cleared the fin­ish 20 sec­onds ahead of Jesse, with Eden two sec­onds be­hind.

Zac took race two and Wil­liam won race three.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

UN­DER SAIL: Sun­rise on the water of Pi­o­neer Bay last Wed­nes­day.

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