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September 6, 2021

Keelboats Final Winter Race

Bad Habits records a third win in the final race of the winter series held off Hillarys Yacht Club on Sunday September 5.

In stark contrast to the weather on the day the original race was abandoned the re-sail took place in glorious sunny conditions with a ten knot easterly.

In division one Ian Holder skilfully picked the wind shifts to move Bad Habits quickly through the fleet with Mulberry (Mark Pitt) just failing to catch them to finish second with Lamotrek (John Akers) in third place.

The conditions also suited back marker Covert Operation (Graham Atkinson and Bart Brouwer) in division two and they eked out an impressive six minute win over Show Me (Tim Tucker) and Volant (John Ball, Emille Janssen, Frank Hagemann and Kevin Meta).

In division three it was a closer race with Chris Blackney on Vaya Con Dios only eighteen seconds behind the winner, Rob Bills on Catabatic with Hard Evidence (Peter Hibberd) third.

John Bird

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