Well, Commodore John Ibell just could not look for a better birthday gift than taking out 3 awards for Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht race, this year. The Restless captain relished his birthday yesterday morning by felicitating his team on meeting their only race goal successfully – and that is to finish.
Mr Ibell told that this has been a great race. Their only target this year was to finish and they have managed to do it and pick up some trophies.
According to plainsailing.com, they were handed 2nd spot in both IRC and ORC division 2 as well as named the best positioned Gladstone yacht. In spite going ten hours without mind, Mr Ibell did not retire the squad by switching on the engine – unlike previous years.
He stated that Restless executed well with the reaching legs, when the wind was arriving at the side of the watercraft. And the 2 extra crew members made something compared to last year. It really made a difference when there was a huge breeze because they crew did not get bored very quickly.