A spectacular Sydney Harbour sunset was on show last night for race 15 of the Maker’s Mark Monday Twilight Series, coupled with perfect sailing conditions in a light 8 knot north easterly breeze.
Course D took competitors to Shark Island and then to Rushcutters Bay, before heading up the harbour to Point Piper and returning to finish in the vicinity of Rushcutters Bay.
Division 1 were the first to start at 6:30pm, in the more conservative starts of the two divisions. All yachts got off the line clearly, without too much jostling between each other for position. Their course took them to the Point Piper mark twice in the evening, making for beautiful spinnaker runs down the harbour.
It was Adrian Abbott’s Kirribilli who claimed the top spot overall, and also crossed the finish line first in Division 1, taking home a Maker’s Mark keepsake. Richard Holstein in Next was second overall, with Dean Harrigan’s PlayStation 4 coming in third.
The start for Division 2 was hotly contested, with most boats being very close to the line at the gun. Two boats were called OCS by the Race Committee, but they returned behind the line to restart the race just moments later.
Superfine, George Waldthausen’s Cavalier 350SL, was the first boat to finish yesterday evening, also taking out Division 2 overall. Kerry Lehman’s Black Diamond Bay and Garry Mason’s Jagged Edge were second and third respectively, with just over a minute separating them on corrected time.
The Maker’s Mark Monday Twilight Series continues through until 27 March 2017, with great prizes to be won every week in the two divisions.
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