WINNERS: Take Flight crew Stuart Allwright and Mike Keyte, Bobby D crew Tania Watson and Ross Winterbourn and Anthea crew Dave Pratchett and Dewi Hughes were the Whitsunday Sailing Club two-handed race Division 2 and 3 winners. 
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WINNERS: Take Flight crew Stuart Allwright and Mike Keyte, Bobby D crew Tania Watson and Ross Winterbourn and Anthea crew Dave Pratchett and Dewi Hughes were the Whitsunday Sailing Club two-handed race Division 2 and 3 winners. Photo Aimee Vinci / Whitsunday Times

Two hands, boats, winners

TWO new club competitors took part in the Whitsunday Sailing Club two-handed series over the weekend.

Tulip and Take Flight were two over 40 foot boats who took part in their first weekend sailing club event that was also the last serious club race for the year.

Take Flight lived up to it's name finishing ahead of the fleet in Division 2 on Sunday and taking out the overall position with Bobby D.

Take Flight skipper Mike Keyte said he was happy with his results especially considering it was his second two-handed race.

Fellow competitor and winner Ross Winterbourn from Bobby D said he was already looking forward to taking part in more two-handed races.

Winterbourn was joined by regular sailor Tania Watson as crew on the weekend.

"It was the first time we have sailed together on the boat," Winterbourn said.

"Tania is very competitive, but we came together well."

There were just two competitors in Division 3 that was won by Anthea ahead of Breakaway.

Anthea skipper Dewi Hughes said the series was great not only because of the company on the water but because there was plenty of wind when sailing.

On Saturday competitors took part in an island race around Denman, Cid and North Molle, followed by a bay race in Pioneer Bay on Sunday.

The Whitsunday Sailing Club will be hosting a Christmas Cruise on December 3 that is open to all sailors. It will be held on Macona Inlet where a barbecue dinner and breakfast will be held.

Prizes for best dressed boat and best light display will also be awarded. Cost is $5 per boat and $15 for dinner and breakfast. For more information contact Kevin Fogarty on

0419 775 282.

OVERALL WINNERS

DIVISION 2

1st - Take Flight and Bobby D

2nd - Sandpiper

3rd - Questionable Logic

4th - Tulip

DIVISION 3

1st - Anthea

2nd - Breakaway


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