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August 22, 2021

Keelboats Winter Series Race 6

Twenty yachts from Hillarys Yacht Club sailed in race six of the winter series in a fifteen knot south-easterly breeze Sunday August 22.
Back-marker Whispering Jack (Bruce Bradford) sailed through the fleet in division one to record a first and fastest with last week’s winner Mulberry (Mark Pitt) second and Dart Vader (Scott Eiszle and Neil Ireland) breaking through for a pennant in third place.
In division two, first to get away in the handicap start Show Me (Tim Tucker) couldn’t be caught and was first whilst fastest on the day Helga (Mark Taylor) came in second with Farrouk (Des and Gail Riley) third.
It was close racing in division three with Intuition (Marc Carpenter) in front at the finish, two minutes ahead of Sensei (Brett and Lynda Bailey) and a further minute back to Vaya Con Dios (Chris Blackney in third place. Tosca (Stuart Marks and Leigh Collins) missed the pennant for third by just three seconds.
There is one more race to complete the series, a re-sail of race 2, and in each division there are several yachts with a chance to claim the Winter Series Trophy for 2021.

John Bird

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