HAPPY WINNERS: Whitewash, skippered by Alan Priest, won the fourth race of the Hervey Bay Yacht Squadron’s Winter Series.
HAPPY WINNERS: Whitewash, skippered by Alan Priest, won the fourth race of the Hervey Bay Yacht Squadron’s Winter Series.

Whitewash sails high seas best

THE HERVEY Bay Yacht Squadron is building up for its next big event when it holds its next race around Woody Island next weekend.

The event is hugely anticipated by the squadron every year – but they have had plenty to keep them occupied in the meantime.

The squadron held its fourth race of the Winter Series last weekend and Whitewash, skippered by Alan Priest, won.

The race was sailed in light southerly conditions, with seven yachts contesting the event.

Pocahontas, a Farrier F33 skippered by Tony Richardson, led the race from start to finish.

But on corrected times Whitewash finished first, Grey Ghost second, skippered by John Shillington, and Pocahontas third.

The race around Woody Island will by held on Sunday, August 15.

The briefing for the race will be held at the squadron’s headquarters at 8.30am.

The race is a handicap with a staggered start.

The first yacht sails at 9.30am.

Two divisions will compete.

Shallow draft vessels will race around the island while the deep keelers will head around the northern end of the island to meet the circumnavigating fleet and will return to finish with them.

All sailors are invited to take part.



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