WARRI CUP WINNERS: Bob and Rupert King were the winners of Sundays Warri CUP.
WARRI CUP WINNERS: Bob and Rupert King were the winners of Sundays Warri CUP.

Jannah II, Overdrive win Warri Cup

SEVEN crews took to the start line for the Warri Cup on Sunday with Jannah II and Overdrive dominating their respective fleets.

Bob Borer steered his yacht to and from Langford Reef in style, ensuring the win in the monohull division one class.

“It is the third year in a row we have won the race handicapped,” Borer said.

“We really enjoy racing this race.”

Taking out division two in just over three and a half hours was Overdrive skippered by Abel Point Yacht Club (APYC) commodore Rupert King.

“It was a great day considering what the weather looked like it was doing earlier this morning,” King said.

“We're really lucky they made the decision to race today.”

King said many more crews would have taken their place on the starting line if it was not for poor weather conditions prior to the race.

“The previous day and that morning it was raining,” he said.

“In the end the weather was beautiful with flat waters and 8-20 knot winds.

“Most of the competition managed to avoid the odd shower.”

The annual race is held in memory of APYC sailor Chris Taylor.

The next race on the APYC sailing calendar is the fortnightly Sorrento's twilight rum race this Friday.

This will be followed by a series of bay races held on March 27.

King said two short windward leeward bay races will be held on the day.

“It's all tactical demanding short races,” he said.

“It's exciting stuff and it's good practice for regattas later in the year.”

Any one interested in competing can contact Rupert King on 0406 077 703.


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