Breakaway comes second in Bowen
WHITSUNDAY boat Breakaway took home second place in the Bowen two-handed series on the weekend.
Whitsunday Sailing Club commodore and Breakaway skipper Rob Davis and his wife Karyn raced the boat against 14 others, including local boats Rising Farrst and Jannar II.
The three boats from the Whitsunday fleet went head to head with Bowen competitors in Port Denison where channel markers were used for plotting out the course.
Davis said he was happy with his overall position and wasn't expecting to have done so well.
"I was thinking we would come in third or fourth," he said.
"It was our first time racing in a Bowen two-handed series."
Wind speeds of about 18 knots greeted competitors; something Davis thought was a bit too strong considering it was a two-handed series. "It wasn't a comfortable sail, we had to work pretty hard," he said.
Bowen opponent Stay Loo se started the event well, winning its first two races. But it wasn't all smooth sailing with its mast breaking in the last race on Sunday.
Davis said the Bowen club were very friendly over the weekend and welcomed the visiting boats with open arms.
"We had a great weekend sailing with them all," he said.
The Whitsunday Sailing Club is hosting their own two-handed series this weekend that will be the final sailing event on the Club's calendar for this year.
Monohull and multihull competitors are invited to take part with just two crew members including the skipper allowed.
The series will include an island and bay race with the courses to be decided closer to the event.
1st - Tide Up
2nd - Breakaway
3rd - Papillion
2nd - Breakaway
7th - Jannar II
14th - Rising Farrst