By BELLERIVE YACHT CLUB
THE Bellerive Yacht Club (BYC) is currently hosting its popular Lewis Marine and Nautilus Marine Insurance Twilight Racing.
Every Wednesday evening during daylight saving months at around 6pm, up to 70 yachts join in social, yet competitive, racing on waters off Bellerive Bluff.
This season has seen enjoyable, mild conditions with light winds and warm air temperatures not usually experienced in October on the River Derwent.
Racing has been very close with 15 yachts in Race 3 hitting the finish line at the one time, which made race officers’ jobs difficult when determining the finishing order.
Series score after three races of nine:
First place: John Mills and crew (Nexedge)
Second place: Peter Masterton and crew (Pirates Pride)
Third place: Matthew Denholm and crew (Cleopatra)
First place: Chris Sheehan and crew (Saga)
Second place: Chris Wearne and crew (Fish Frenzy)
Third place: Jim Bedford and crew (Twitch)
First place: Tony Hurd and crew (The Shack)
Second place: Simon Desmarchelier and crew (Trumps)
Third place: John Nibbs and crew (Mishima)
First place: Don Bailey and crew (Sundance)
Second place: Paul Rogerson and crew (Skeme)
Third place: Vic Pearson and crew (Fantasy)