Lumpy seas challenge sailors in Hillarys Yacht Club’s winter series

Lithium crosses in front of Perle on the way to second place.
Lithium crosses in front of Perle on the way to second place.

DODGING cold fronts, Hillarys Yacht Club staged the fourth race for keelboats in the winter series on Sunday.

An oscillating north-easterly wind and lumpy seas were challenging for crews.

In division one, Jack Tar (Bill Gilbert) was home first followed by the fastest yacht on the day, Lithium sailed by Wayne Pitcher and Perle (John Bird) was third.

Chris Kelly on HYC Training was first and fastest in division two with Show Me (Bruce Ellery) second and Not Negotiable (Greg Hill) third. Rob Bills on Catabatic was first and fastest in division three.

The winter series trophy will be decided in the final two races with a battle looming between Sally Malay (Ian Walker) and Lithium in division one, HYC Training and Helga (Mark Taylor) in division two and Catabatic and Anastasia (Larraine Brindle) in division three.

A fleet of 15 to 18 yachts have competed in the winter series.

Not Negotiable crosses the finish line in front of Hillarys Yacht Club.