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Little Harbour hosts season’s final RC Laser racing event

Family Island News

Published: May 08, 2013

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The group that organizes the Laser Regattas decided that one regatta at Little Harbour was not enough.

The final round of the recent RC Laser tour of Abaco took competitors and enthusiasts back to Pete’s Pub for lunch, followed by some remote control sailboat racing.  The winds were blowing over the dune from the south, but it was comfortable B-Rig weather in the harbor.

The tide was low and getting lower, testing the lengths of competitor’s arms and ‘drop-sticks’, making getting the boats in and out of the harbor a challenge in itself.  Dave Mulock set a good course and the groups started with the usual practice race.

Sailing eight races, Jim Kaighin won six.  Dwayne Wallas kept trying to port tack the fleet, but couldn’t make it work.  He managed to win two races and finished second overall.  Finishing third was Anders Ljungholm from Treasure Cay.

After a few races, sailors began to lose control of a couple boats.  One boat got stuck between the two hulls of a catamaran and was later rescued by Mulock.

It was a fun season this year, getting some new sailors involved.  The organizers expressed thanks to the ‘go-to gals’: Lenore Mulock and Ylva Ljungholm.  They handled the race committee responsibilities and let all of the sailors have fun.

The competitors included Jim Kaighin, Dwayne Wallas, Anders Ljungholm, Randy Key, Victor Patterson, David Mulock, Lonnie Key and Cameron Sands.

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