Close action on water
Overdrive, Treasure VIII and Island Time all winners
THE usual battle between multihull contenders Overdrive and Ullman Sails was put on hold during last week’s twilight racing series.
The only two multihulls taking to the water during the Whitsunday Sailing Club’s twilight racing series last Wednesday were Rupert King’s Overdrive and Cheetah.
The tri-hull Overdrive took a convincing line honours win against Cheetah and with a large enough margin to also claim the handicap podium win on corrected time.
Still with many boats under repair, Division 2 (the racing monohulls) boasted the usual four competitors, with John Galloway’s Queensland Marine Services taking the battle to Rob Davis’s Treasure VIII.
The pair remained close throughout the race, with John Galloway steering QMS to a seven-second line honours victory over his rival, with Kevin Fogarty’s Twister and Charlie Preen’s Dehler Magic engaged in their own battle.
However it was Treasure VIII who eventually took the handicap win over Twister.
Synchronicity was the fastest starter in Division 3 (trailable yacht/cruising yacht division), taking the Doyle Sails best start award, and remaining in close contest to Mark and Bob Beale’s Kameruka and Peter Mitchelson’s Lorna Rose Too.
Kameruka proved to have the legs to pip the two on the finish line. On corrected time however, it was Island Time that took the points ahead of Kameruka.
Dehler Magic did not come away from the presentations empty handed, the crew was awarded the SML award for completing the race with a keel covered with mud from leaving the marina at a very low tide.
GOOD WIN: Rob Davis’s Treasure VIII took the handicap win from Twister during the Whitsunday Sailing Club’s twilight racing series last Wednesday.