Aquamagic victorious in Bay Cup
IT WAS the second time Fraser Coast sailor David Lewis had lifted the prestigious Hervey Bay Cup above his head – but the second time round was no less sweet.
Lewis won the race in his Seaway 25 yacht Aquamagic – he won the race in 2008 sailing the same yacht.
The cup regatta, which was conducted by the Hervey Bay Boat Club Yacht Squadron, was sailed over two days.
Nine yachts participated in the two divisions of monohulls and multihulls.
Conditions were ideal for sailing, with light five to eight knot southerly breezes and sunny skies on both days.
The first race held on Saturday was a passage race from Urangan to the S5 pile beacon to the east of Big Woody Island and back.
Two races were held on Sunday, around buoys set off from the Boat Harbour.
The light breezes suited Aquamagic, which was the first boat on corrected time in all three races, and consequently the winner of the monohull division, and the overall winner.
First across the line in each of the races was Pork Chop, skippered by Daryl Dorsett.
Pork Chop was the winner, on corrected time, of the multihull division.
Pork Chop also came second overall while Rip It Up, sailed by Jamie Berndt.
Rip It Up was second in the monohull division while John Dines, sailing Joka, was third.
In the multihull division Red Ted, skippered by Tom Cochrane, was second and Pocahontas, sailed by Tony Richardson, was third.
The next sailing events for the Hervey Bay Boat Club Yacht Squadron will be the WAGS race next Friday.
There will be a 3pm start to the race.
The sixth and last race of the winter series will be held on September 26, starting at 10am.
Briefing at the Yacht Squadron headquarters will be one hour before the start of each race.