Big finish set for regatta

A HECTIC schedule of racing is reaching its climax for the sailors competing in the National Trailable Multihull Regatta, which is being hosted by the Hervey Bay Boat Club Yacht Squadron this week.

Racing will continue today with a race starting at 10am from Hervey Bay Marina and another starting at 1.30pm.

Tomorrow the competition will reach its conclusion, with a race at 10am and a presentation dinner at Hervey Bay Boat Club at 6pm.

Three divisions of boats are competing for national titles. Division one includes catamarans and trimarans while division two is mostly made up of Corsair trimarans.

Four Seawind yachts are competing in division three.

Monday had tough conditions in store for the competitors, with winds of up to 30 knots making racing a challenge.

The first race in division one was cancelled on Monday because of the absence of a mark.

In the second division one race on Monday Paul Waller was first in Wired.

Daryl Dorsett was second in Pork Chop and Tony Considine was third in Mad Max.

In the first division two race, Bob Critchley was first in Trinket and Gary Scott was second in Coco Loco. Peter Hackett was third in Intrigue.

In the second division two race Scott was first, Peter Day was second and Hackett was third.

In the first division three race on Monday, John Dowling was first in Turning Point. Noel Rickards was second in Jabiru and Trevor Dean was third in Sly Little Bear.

In the second division three race, Dean was first, John Dowling was second and Tom Cochrane was third in Red Ted.

On Tuesday the sailors took part in a passage race to Kingfisher on Fraser Island.

In division one Considine was first with Dorsett in second place.

In division two Hackett was first while Day was second and Scott was third.

In division three Dowling was first with Rickards in second spot and Dean in third.

The division one sailors made up for the race they missed on Monday during their lay day yesterday.

Racing will continue from Urangan Pier at 10am today.

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