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Friday, May 17, 2024

Twilight Race 

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Although the south-easterly breeze was cool, this did not prevent the fleet of 15 boats from hitting the water for last week’s Whitsunday Sailing Club twilight race. 

Once again it was Division 2 who headed off for the first start, with Houdini (Robert Meizer) leading the fleet away.  In doing so, they also managed to block line honours favourite Bobby’s Girl (Mark Beale) out of the prime position.  This left QMS Ponyo (John Galloway) leading the fleet with Smooth Criminal (Leo Rodriguez) and Treasure VIII (Rob Davis) in pursuit.  A torn sail put paid to QMS Ponyo’s chances as Bobby’s Girl worked to the front to take the line honours win.  On corrected time, Twister (Kevin Fogarty) took the win by 3 seconds over Treasure VIII with Houdini a further 15 seconds back.

Division 3 saw a great start by Shiraz (John Cable), leading the fleet away, but ultimately they could not hold off Wobbly Boot (Craig Piccinelli) and Matchless (Terrence Stevens), although all three were evenly matched on the water.  Further back, the two trailable yachts, Rossgo (Greg Hammon) and Masquerade (Tom Vujasinovic) had their own battle, with Rossgo taking the spoils. While Wobbly Boot took the line honours win, Lama (Heather Sutton) held on to take corrected time win from Wobbly Boot and Shiraz.

Full results are available at https://app.sailsys.com.au/club/85/profile?tab=results.  Races start from 4:30pm each Wednesday afternoon, so those wishing to participate as crew need to be at the club by 2:30 pm.

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