Keelboat Racing News
January 23, 2022
North Coast Series Day Three
Mulberry (Mark Pitt) with elite helmsman Neil Harrison as guest skipper had a day out in the North Coast Series between Hillarys Yacht Club and Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club recording fastest times in both races and a first and second placing in division one. Bad Habits (Ian Holder) also from HYC wasn’t far away with a second and third placing whilst Sophia (Bruce Utting) won race two.
Whim A Way (Scott Forrest) was the best for Ocean Reef with a third and fourth placing.
It was close racing in division two with the first three boats in both races only seconds apart on handicap. Farrouk (Des and Gail Riley) sailed extremely well for first and fastest in the opening race whilst Blue Chip (Keith and Deboarah Fisk) won the second. Volant (Emille Janseen, John Ball, Keith Meta , Frank Hagemann) was placed second and third and Show Me (Tim Tucker) improved from fourth to second.
Panache (Geoff James) valiantly flew the flag for Ocean Reef but was well back in the fleet.
In division three light-air specialist Rob Bills on Catabatic was first and fastest whilst Intuition (Marc Carpenter) and Tosca (Stuart Marks and Leigh Collins) swapped places for second and third in the two races.