The new twilight course suits B52
THE Westlawn Finance Twilight fleet have certainly shaken off the strong-wind gremlins that caused the cancellation of races earlier this year, and for the third week in a row the yachts were blessed with 10-15 knot sea breezes last Thursday afternoon.
The lighter winds though haven't caused any loss of aggression at the start line, with all skippers desperate to hit the line on the race starter's call of “mark”.
A new course was introduced this week which saw the yachts round the Park Beach buoy, then make their way back into the harbour start line before setting off upwind to the Macauleys buoy. This course added about a mile to the normal course and gave the fleet more time to play catch up on the yacht leaders.
B52 once again took out line honours, with the rest of the fleet finishing within the length of the harbour, which made for a spectacular sight for spectators at the Jetty area.
Steady as she goes seems to be the secret to beating the handicap, and being consistently fifth or sixth over the line has worked well for overall handicap leader Nina.
2nd The Exporter
5th Booze Bus
7th Hot August Night
8th Slippery When Wet