The penultimate race of the Twilight Series II saw a modest participation, with only a total of 10 boats taking part over 3 classes. sorely missing the beach catamaran and weta classes, we hope to see the return of our zippy multihulls on the finale weekend of 14/15 September.
The PY fleet represented the majority of the participants, and it was exciting to see the new owners (Neil & Miranda) of Shardana finally taking her out for the Twilight Race. It was also a delight to see Remington finally getting into the swing of things, scoring a credible 4th on her first Twilight Race, after last week’s last place finish in the Sunday Series Racing. Up top, we see Simba, Shardana and Brio crossing the finish line in that order. This sets up an interesting line-up for the Finale of the Twilight Series II, as Simba takes the driving seat being the only boat in the top 4 with 2 bullets. Brio, Southern Light and Balqis will be pulling out all the stops to ensure she does not get a 3rd bullet this coming Saturday.
In the IRC Class, SkyBird look poised to take the Series II title if close rivals Waka Tere do not turn up on Saturday. Both boats share the same number of bullets after 4 races, but Skybird has the slight edge of also having attended more races.
Buay Kao La and Miss Visayan made it a match race in the Cruising Multihull Class, in the absence of the M23s and Corsair Dash/Sprint Fleet. Unfortunately a poor start and insufficient crew proved an uphill task for the latter, as they struggled to catch the newer and faster Corsair 970 Sport. We anticipate the return of a few more Cruising Multihulls this weekend, to bring the Twilight Series II to an exciting conclusion.
Thank you all Sailors for participating – we look forward to welcoming all past and present racers to return for the Twilight /Sunday Series II finale on 14/15 September.