With 21 entrants making it out to the start line for this week’s Sharp EIT Monday Twilight it was near perfect conditions as the crews started on time with a pleasant 8 knots flowing from the northeast. The yachts made their way up the harbour as the sun lowered over the Sydney skyline. As the yachts made their way around the Neilson Park mark the wind started to fade and slow progress.
The second leg of the course was much slower than the first with wind fading to a fickle 4-5 knots. With this slow progress back towards Clark Island, the Race Committee decided to shorten both divisions at the end of their first lap. The front runners of Division 1 were able to complete the lap in good time but unfortunately for some of the smaller yachts, it was a slow finish to the race with the last yacht to cross the line taking 1 hour and 33 minutes.
Division 1 was topped by MHYC entrant Little Nico, followed by Darryl Hodgkinson’s Victoire with Leslie Green’s Ginger in third.
Division B saw Ivan Resnekov’s Tula with Tony Booth’s Selkie and Robert Skol’s Scarlett O’Hara in second and third respectively.
The Sharp EIT Monday twilights will continue each week until the final race for this calendar year on 7 November.