Twilight Series I – Race 1
The Twilight Series commenced on 7th April, with an excellent turnout of 20 boats! Despite a brief shower in the early afternoon, Sailors were treated to a strong northeasterly breeze during the race. The fastest boat on the course relished the wind conditions, clinching victory in the Beach Catamaran Class in just over an hour. Damien Geoffray sailed the Nacra Carbon 20 superbly, extending his lead over the chasing MadFish II and Stray Catz on every leg. Both boats eventually finished the race in the same order.
In the Cruising Multihull Class, Witblits emerged as winner amongst 4 boats, finishing ahead of 2 other corsairs and the Firefly. Cicak was a close second, and Eepai rounded off the podium finishers in 3rd.
Ikaroa returned to racing with a bullet in the PY Class, despite Wild Card’s line honours. 2nd position went to Southern Light, who just managed to sneak ahead of visiting yacht Arbudhen in 3rd.
Securing their first victory for the year, Red Rum sail well to stay ahead of her nearest rival, Invictus. The lead was big enough to prevent Invictus from mounting a comeback, settling for 2nd. Waka Tere’s husband and wife combination would put many sailors to shame – coming in a very close 3rd place to complete the podium in the IRC Class.
Thank you all for joining us yesterday for the Twilight Race, see you next Sunday, 15th April for our first Sunday Series Race for the year!