2018 progam now online
Race 1 25th Feb
For those who took part in Mackay Yacht Club's first Friday After Work Twilight race, it couldn't have been a better introduction. A gentle 7 knot northerly breeze and a high tide for the 4 boats that started, together with a spectacular sunset, set the scene for the race. Handicaps were calculated in advance, with the slowest boats starting first, and the faster boats trying to catch them before finishing the course. Sorceress (Eric Smith) set a fast pace without any errors, and made it difficult for the rest of the fleet to catch them. However, as Matangi (Dave Turnbull) and Trivial Pursuit (Ross Chisholm) fought their own private battle, the fast trimaran, Nemesis (Troy Neilson) hunted down Sorceress to cross the finish 2 seconds ahead. Another 30 seconds behind, Matangi held on for 3rd place by a matter of seconds from Trivial Pursuit.
Everybody on board praised the event as a great success, and agreed that this should be a regular event on the Mackay sporting calendar. The next race is scheduled for Friday 26 April from 1700 Hours. For details contact Rear Commodore Ross Chisholm on 0429 584 787.