Season’s final sailing race

Less than a minute separated the winners in the final race of the Fall Colours Series

A cool, moderate breeze drove six boats around a nine-mile course for the seventh and final race in the Fall Colours Series, bringing the series to an end until January.

All six participating boats crowded the start line and crossed within seconds of one another. The fleet quickly spread out with each crew seeking a different route to the first mark, three miles upwind from the start at Maude Island.

The boats then went downwind two miles around Winchelsea Island and from there; it was one mile in to the mark at Ruth Island. The group would come back around and head for the finish line off of Schooner Cove.

On corrected time, Shingebiss came in first, one minute ahead of second place Calais. When combined with the results of the other six races, the honours went to Calais who came ahead of Shingebiss by a single point.

After a break for the holiday season, the competition will commence again with the Hot Rum series starting January 11, 2015.