BALMY SAILING: Courthouse Express skippered by Greg Jenkins finishing Race One of the Kingfisher Bay Resort Regatta on Australia Day.
BALMY SAILING: Courthouse Express skippered by Greg Jenkins finishing Race One of the Kingfisher Bay Resort Regatta on Australia Day. Contributed

Skippers sail on at Kingfisher Bay Resort regatta

SURROUNDED by sunshine and the sea, Greg Jenkins could see the silver lining despite being the last skipper to cross the finish line.

His vessel Courthouse Express finished fifth in the annual Kingfisher Bay Resort Regatta over the Australia Day long weekend.

Now in its 26th year, the race attracts avid sailors from all over the state for a three-day race along the waters of Fraser Island.

In the monohull division, Aquamagic skippered by David Lewis, took out first place with Tony Coutts-Smith's New Horizons IV taking second and Ron Parry's Halcyon in third. Bundaberg Sailing Club's Chris Chapman took out first place in the multihull division aboard CoCo, followed by Tony Richardson's Pochahontas.

Yacht squadron commodore Jamie Berndt said the conditions made for perfect sailing across the three days.

"This is just a fun regatta to spend time doing what we love over the Australia Day weekend," Berndt said.

"It's always been a popular event on the Fraser Coast."



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