40-foot yachts join Summer Series
NINE yachts lined up for the third race of the Hervey Bay Boat Club Yacht Squadron's Summer Series.
Two 40-foot yachts took part in the event, adding interest for the regular competitors.
Ross Mangelsdorf, sailing Midnight Rambler 2, and David Norman, sailing Africa, took part in the race, which was sailed in steady conditions.
Moderate eight to 12 knot southerly winds kept the sailors going under cloudy skies.
The conditions definitely suited Seaway 25 yacht Aquamagic, sailed by David Lewis.
Lewis was the winner of the club championship last year and he showed that class again when he won the third race of the Summer Series on the weekend.
Second place was taken out by Grey Ghost, skippered by John Shillingford, and in third place was Twist and Shout, skippered by Bob Campbell.
On handicap Sly Little Bear was first, skippered by Trevor Dean, in second place was Stir Fry, skippered by Trevor Brown and Ed Gibson, and in third place was Grey Ghost.
The next racing event for the squadron will be the fourth race of the Summer Series, which will be sailed on Sunday, November 14.
The race will start at 11am.
Interested skippers should attend the pre-race briefing which will be held one hour prior to the start time at the squadron's headquarters.
For more information about yacht squadron's racing and social activities, contact Squadron Commodore Daryl Dorsett on 0408 198 132.