Local favourite Slippery When Wet will be chasing victory in this weekend’s Solitary Islands series.
Local favourite Slippery When Wet will be chasing victory in this weekend’s Solitary Islands series.

Yacht Race series on at weekend

FAIR winds and smooth seas will make for competitive sailing at this weekend’s Solitary Islands Yacht Race series.

Conducted by Coffs Harbour Yacht Club, race committee member Garry Innes said ten boats will be eligible to contest four races over the next three days.

Innes will skipper his own boat Renee.

“Eight local yachts are taking part, along with two visitors from Yamba,” he revealed.

“But we’ll all have our work cut out to beat Overdrive, the form boat during social off-season racing.

“Under her captain Andrew Johnson, Overdrive is unbeaten in the three winter events held so far, although Renee headed her for about 15 minutes in race three until we lost the wind around Muttonbird Island and she skipped ahead once more.”

Also entered are veteran racers Slippery When Wet and Booze Bus.

Following registrations and a welcome from the race director, the Island Race begins tomorrow at 11am, followed by the initial presentations at the Yacht Club.

Two short course races will be sailed back-to-back on Sunday with a final Handicap event on Monday, leading up to the overall prize ceremony.



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