Keelboat Racing News
August 9, 2021
Winter Race 5 2021
It was a typical winter’s day with a strong nor-easterly for the sailing of the fifth race in the winter series off Hillarys Yacht Club on Sunday August 8th. The conditions took its toll with one yacht losing her mast when it bent in half, fortunately no-one was injured and they were able to limp back to the club.
Bruce Bradford skippered Whispering Jack in division one, mastering the conditions to record a first and fastest with in-form Ian Holder on Bad Habits, second and Surfer Rosa (Roric Smith) third. In division two it was a close race for the first three yachts with Greg Hill on Not Negotiable prevailing for first and fastest, Farrouk (Des and Gail Riley) was second and Helga (Mark Taylor) third. Rob Bills on Catabatic also recorded a first and fastest in division three with Vaya Con Dios (Chris Blackney) second and Sensei (Brett and Lynda Bailey) third.