Rush across the lakes

RUSH, skippered by Graham Coffey, was the first to reach Paynesville when the Marlay Point Overnight Yacht Race was contested over the weekend.

With 115 vessels leaving Marlay Point at 7.45pm Saturday night, Rush reached Paynesville at 7.17am Sunday morning to claim division D line honours.

Light and variable winds from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon frustrated competitors with the race shortened for all divisions. Most of the divisions finished at Point Turner.

Shaun Fishley skippered division M line honours winner Frassld to finish just before 11am.

´╗┐SDM, skippered by Adam Evans, reached Paynesville around 11.15am to win division B line honours.

Division A line honours were taken out by Taz, skippered by Peter Craig, finishing at 1pm.

Frou Frou, skippered by Trevor Dunn, won division C line honours.

Midnight Hour, skippered by Peter Cornish, won division A handicap honours ahead of Taz and Roobarb (Kim Russell).

Division C handicap was won by Zanzibar (Ken Pulley) with Pipalini (Mitch Bayliss) second and Pathfinder (Peter Taylor) third.

There were insufficient entries to award handicap honours in B, D and M divisions.

The Adam Brinton Trophy for best club team was won by the Melbourne Trailable Yacht Club.