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Tweed sailors take on the Peel Island Marathon

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By Matt Andrews

Seven corsairs from the Tweed Valley Sailing Club made the journey to Moreton Bay to compete in the Cleveland Yacht Club’s Peel Island Marathon.

After the start Monopoly had a small lead over None the Wiser on a very windy and wet afternoon. But both boats doused their own hopes as None the Wiser capsized and Monopoly headed to a wrong marker.

Cyanara was left to battle it out with the Gidget for the win.

Conditions were, by any standard, wild by this stage, and the sea state on the northeastern corner of Peel Island was not to be treated lightly.

After leading for a good portion of the race Gidget made a small but costly navigational error that handed the Corsair class win to Cyanara. Local sailor, Greg Driver, on his corsair Moody Blue, came in third and Keenas surfed over the line for fourth in the class.


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