Avatars From Tassie Visit Race Week

'Two B' competed at Hamilton Island Race Week

'Two B' competed at Hamilton Island Race Week (Photo courtesy of 'Two B')

Two B's Avatars filled in at Race Week events (Photo: Jenni Shah)

Two B's avatars filled in at the Matt Moran & Shannon Bennett qualia dinner during Race Week (Photo: Jenni Shah)

It takes more than great food to make a great event – you need great company too. We had all of that at our table for the Matt Moran & Shannon Bennett dinner at qualia on the Thursday of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. There were a few lovely locals and a visiting crew from Tasmania.

The team from Two B, an Adams 36 design, were competing in Cruising Division 3. The boat left Tassie on 21 June  and arrived in the Whitsundays on 12 August having meandered up the east coast on an extended sailing holiday. Two of the crew were unable to come to Hamilton Island for the racing due to a family illness but thoughtfully provided avatars of themselves so that their crew mates could take them to all the events they had booked in for.

So our absent Two B friends were propped up at the table, had photos with the chef and generally had a good time…I think. At any rate, I can assure them that their crew fulfilled the brief of having a good time for them and a fabulous Whitsundays holiday! And out on the water Two B finished in 5th place with their best result coming in race 4 with a second place finish.

Hope to see you all next year, in person this time!