by Tom Orr
The Zhik Mission Beach Regatta celebrated thirty years this October in perfect conditions. As usual, a wide variety of craft attended the regatta with the fastest mono and multihulls completing that traditional around Dunk Island race.
Jarrod Cook and Andrew Torpelund sailing the Nacra F18 "Knot So Deep" from the Townsville Sailing Club - Zhik Mission Beach Regatta
Weather over the weekend was fantastic with the tropical climate turning it on for the visitors. The first race on Saturday morning saw a breeze of around 12kts with this picking up a couple of knots for the start of the second race at 1:30 and then dropping back towards the end of the race. Sunday saw another bright sunny day with a 10kts breeze building to 13kts by the time the second race of the day was sailed.
Sabots – 'Air Apparent' sailed by Breiana Whitehead from Townsville Sailing Club
Bics – 'Delta 7' sailed by Keeden Walker from Townsville Sailing Club
Cats-Nacra – F18 'Nacra.com.au' sailed by Warren Guinea and Aaron Citton from South Port Sailing Club
Cats-Non Nacra – Arrow 'Maddness' sailed by Timothy Dau from Townsville Sailing Club
Mixed Monohulls – Flying 11 'On the Run' sailed by Sam Bartsch and Liam Cook from Townsville Sailing Club
Laser – 'Adrenaline' sailed by Petrea McCarthy from Tinaroo Sailing Club
Tasars – 'Crusader' sailed by Lachlan Heath and Carmen Walker from Mission Beach Sailing Club