Ghost scares off sailing rivals

GREY Ghost, skippered by John Shillingford, has taken home the trophy for the Hervey Bay Yacht Squadron’s Winter Series after winning the sixth and final race of the series.

Conditions were less than ideal for the sailors, with conditions ranging from completely calm to light two to six knot breezes, which changed direction halfway through the race from south to north and then again died out completely.

The conditions suited the smaller yachts but not the larger Fraser Coast Boating or the two multihull yachts in the race.

The other results in the sixth and last race included Alan Priestly in second place sailing Whitewash and Bob Campbell, sailing Twist and Shout, finished third.

The next event for the Hervey Bay Yacht Squadron will be the first race of the Summer Series.

It will be held on October 10. Those interested in participating can attend the pre-race briefing at the squadron’s headquarters at 10am, prior to the 11am start.

The squadron will also be hosting a sailing day on October 9 at the Hervey Bay Boat Club.

Morning tea and an introduction to sailing will be offered to those interested in the Marloo Room at 10am. This will be

followed by a brief sail on some of the Yacht Squadron’s yachts at 11am.

For more information about the sailing day or club racing, contact Squadron Commodore Daryl Dorsett on 0408 198 132.

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