The first race of the Hervey Bay Yacht Squadron’s Summer Series has been held.
The first race of the Hervey Bay Yacht Squadron’s Summer Series has been held.

Pocahontas gets an easy scalp

THE Summer Series of the Hervey Bay Boat Club Yacht Squadron has kicked off in style after having to abandon the first race the previous weekend because of strong wind warnings.

The second race was won be F33 trimaran Pocahontas, skippered by Tony Richardson.

Second place was taken out by Rip It Up, skippered by Jamie Berndt, and in third place was Grey Ghost, skippered by John Shillingford.

After handicaps, Pocahontas was still in first place, Sly Little Bear was in second place, skippered by Trevor Dean and in third place was Rip It Up.

Conditions were challenging for the sailors, with wind conditions ranging from a light six to eight knot southerly breeze which changed direction from to the north during the race.

The light conditions especially suited the fast Pocahontas.

The third race of the Summer Series will be sailed tomorrow, starting at 11am.

Interested skippers should attend the pre-race briefings which are held one hour prior to the start time at the squadron’s headquarters.

For more information about Yacht Squadron racing and social activities, contact squadron commodore Daryl Dorsett on 0408 198 132.



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