Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Brown's Brave Midnight Run; Bay Boat Takes Line Honours in Testing Conditions

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Brown's Brave Midnight Run; Bay Boat Takes Line Honours in Testing Conditions

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Byline: Murray Wenzel

SAILING: Tricky seas and a bumper sailing schedule reduced the turnout at the weekend's Bundy Homes Midnight Run, but it didn't stop Hervey Bay's Trevor Brown piloting Pocahontas to victory in the 80-nautical-mile race.

Brown was pipped for the

adjusted line honours by Bundaberg's Bill Korneef by 6.30secs despite Korneef finishing seven hours later in Troubadour.

The six boats lined up for the 10am start at the Burnett Heads lighthouse, down to a turning mark at Woodgate and then out to the Fairway mark off Hervey Bay and back.

"Eighty nautical miles in total and the conditions ensured a long night for most boats," Bundaberg Sailing Club commodore and event co-ordinator Greg Whalley said.

"The boats had an excellent run down the coast with a two sail reach in the southwester before the sea breeze kicked in."

The breeze died away just before dark though, and the southwester returned close inshore to get the boats home just before dawn on Sunday. …

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