Magnetic Island Race Week is held on the beautiful waters surrounding the island and Townsville and after seven years of being held, it is well and truly on the must do list.
The regatta has a social calendar that typifies the relaxed attitude of the region, and a racing schedule that gives all types of yachts and crew a workout.
A lot of Jeanneau owners are heading to Magnetic Island for the regatta and two that had travelled quite a way made it onto the podium.
Coming in at second place in Division 1 of the Cruising Spinnaker class was the Sydney based Sun Odyssey 42i Joi de Vie. Joi de Vie is based at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Sydney and is a beautiful well kept yacht. The owners are keen racers but have also managed to combine their racing with a full cruising schedule. Joi de Vie is actually now up for sale as a new Sun Odyssey 469 is on the way for them.
Joi de Vie in a more relaxed mode
Third place in the same division was Melbourne based Jeanneau 53 Kate. The owners are pretty pleased with their racing in Queensland this season as their placing capped off another podium finish when they took a second place at the earlier Airlie Beach Race Week.
Jeanneau 53 ‘Kate’ owned/skippered by John Raff