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'Gemmell Sails took 2nd over the line and fastest to complete course - 12ft Skiff Interdominions - Invitation Race'    Richard Billett    Click Here to view large photo

Champagne sailing for the 12ft Skiff Interdominions - Invitation race with the top contenders pushing to the front. Team Architect took the gun in the handicap start race with Gemmell Sails second and Vantage Real Estate third. Gemmell showed why they are defending champions by completing the 'twice-round-the-island' course fastest in a time of 1hr 19mins from scratch. Most boats opted for their third rigs with a 15-20knot forecast and the dreaded Moreton Bay chop outside the island.

Challenge, sailed by Laurie Williamson and Brad Madders had an eventful day, starting 10mins before their 24min handicap time and dropping the rig just before the finish. There were also a few swimming around the island, with Harsco Infrastructure and AGAIG testing the water and watching for jellyfish. The AGAIG crew won the miner's award for the day with a crew around the forestay.

Tomorrow sees the start of the real racing, with one race scheduled for a 1:30pm start.

Giddy Up from Geelong - 12ft Skiff Interdominions - Invitation Race -  Richard Billett   Click Here to view large photo

C-Tech from New Zealand pushing hard - 12ft Skiff Interdominions - Invitation Race -  Richard Billett   Click Here to view large photo

Variety sending it outside Green Island - 12ft Skiff Interdominions - Invitation Race -  Richard Billett   Click Here to view large photo


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