Hibiscus Marine Coatings Winter Race 6
Published 21:18 on 28 Jul 2019
A force 4 NE with some sea running was the forecast for the 20 strong fleet setting out for Race 6 of the WBC - GHYC Combined 2019 Winter Series sponsored by Hibiscus Marine Coatings & The Engine room.
Weiti Race Control set the white fleet off first with an individual recall for 3 boats. Despite one boat having to return to the start - a quick return still allowed them to be competitive with a podium finish.
Some extras were hoisted from the top mark with occasionally stronger puffs causing some excitement. Mean Streak & First Priority had some dramas at the bottom mark coming out of it relatively unscathed with the two Farr 1020's; Share Delight & Azure, in prime position & safe distance, to see the action before rounding in an orderly fashion.
Meanwhile Big K was making strides on the fleet way out in front with Sniper & Kick having a good battle throughout their race.
Gold fleet had Southern Rebel leading the pack as the fleets converged on the final upwind leg.
White Fleet: Memphis 3rd, First Priority 2nd , Big Kahoona 1st
Line Honours: Big Kahoona
Gold: Southern Rebel 3rd, Flasher 2nd, C McGuire 1st.
Line Honours: Southern Rebel
Last updated 22:07 on 13 August 2019