Mufasa, sailed by Drew Grant, competes in the Torquay Multihull Challenge.
Mufasa, sailed by Drew Grant, competes in the Torquay Multihull Challenge. ALISTAIR BRIGHTMAN

Multihull challenge a huge success

A GREAT weekend of sailing was had by the sailors who took part in the Hervey Bay Sailing Club’s multihull challenge on the weekend.

More than 30 boats joined in the challenge, from as far away as the Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg, Brisbane and Rockhampton.

Hervey Bay sailors Paul Neeskens described the conditions as “perfect”, with 10 to 15 knot northerly winds blowing on Sunday. On Saturday morning, when racing started, winds were a bit light but they picked up in the afternoon.

Six races were held, three on Saturday and three on Sunday, over three divisions.

In division one Brisbane sailor Adrian Fawcett came first, sailing Black Friday.

In second place was Ken Simons, from Redcliffe, sailing Fly A.

In division two a count back was needed after a tied result.

Bundaberg sailor Brendan Whalley won division two on count back, sailing Undone Fly.

In second place was Brisbane sailor Lloyd Bradshaw.

In division three Daryl Skinner from Rockhampton was first, sailing Air Power.

Bob Cullum was second in his Nacra 4.5.

“It was a great weekend of sailing,” Neeskens said.

“There were some very close results – only one or two seconds were separating some of the boats as they came in.”

None of the boats had any technical problems and there were no collisions.



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