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Race Results - Race 2

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December 18, 2005

Toucan too good for Mieco Beach fleet

For the second race in a row, the yacht Toucan, skippered by Tom Sauer, took out last Sunday’s 11-mile Mieco Beach Yacht Club race with a corrected time of 1 hour, 21 minutes and 24 seconds.

Toucan was competing against seven other yachts that left the safety of their moorings and ventured onto a blustery lagoon to take part in the watery competition. On board their boats were scores of volunteer crew eager to learn the art of moving with the wind.

Second place went to the catamaran Freebird (Dave Howell), and third to trimaran Windswept (Richard Barrie), the largest boat in the fleet. Other boats competing for a swag of great prizes were Blue Moon (Rob Woollacott), Bohica (Lee Graber), Karmaladen (Rixzene Ayers), Seal (Cary Evarts), and Aquila (Frans Nooij).

During the race Aquila lost use of its rudder, forcing Nooij to switch to auto-pilot, and had this not happened, crew member and club commodore Richard Hickson reckoned “we would have won.”

After the wet ride, the skippers and crew adjourned to the clubhouse (the Marshall Islands Resort) for the prize-giving ceremony. Goodies on offer included a drum of diesel from MEC, accommodation at the resort, gift certificates from EZ Prize Mart and XXXX from RRE.

The club’s next event will be Tuesday Tales on January 10, while the next race will be Sunday, January 15, with the skipper’s meeting at the resort on the Friday before.

Captions: (please click on link to open picture)

1. The eight boats in the start of the club’s second race of the season

Author:  Karen Earnshaw



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