Slippery When Wet slides past the best
A FLEET of eight yachts contested the Westlawn Finance Twilight Series last Thursday for the second handicap race of the program.
The pursuit race meant the slower boats started earlier than the others, with the bigger yachts all starting at different time intervals thereafter.
Shortly into the race the weather turned fowl with south to south-easterly winds gusting to 28 knots and plenty of heavy precipitation that did little to dampen the yachties' spirits to be the first to cross the finish line.
It was a closely contested race with Jura, Overdrive, Nina and Slippery When Wet all tightly bunched together leaving the bigger yacht, B52 well back in the fleet.
Slippery When Wet managed to catch some nice waves giving her the advantage of some quick slides throughout the course, it was in this fashion she managed to pass the three larger boats to take line honours.
Two other contestants, The Exporter and Hot August Night pulled out of the heavy conditions with minor damage, while Booze Bus received a penalty DNS for creating their own start line mid-way up the harbour.
Westlawn Finance Twilight Series
Thursday, February 12
1st Slippery When Wet
The Exporter - DNF
Hot August Night - DNF
Booze Bus - DNS