Lizard Island Tournament Day 3

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From the sailpast, the fleet races from the shotgun start leading to some excitement in the tower on board Maitai as they crossed Little Audrey’s wake! Good internet connection today but I think that other powers are conspiring against us. With part of the skeds yesterday conducted on channel 10 which we could not hear at our location, I may have missed some boats with fish but am pretty confident on the overall leader-board. I will update again later today if I have the chance.Viking II started Tuesday with four quick tags at the bottom of Number 7 while The Ultimate recorded three tags at the top of Number 7. In the middle (of Number 7) Reel Chase had ‘a’ bite :-) Go figure! That seemed the hot bite of the day. Other boats along the Ribbons still plugging away from Tradition at Lena in the South and other boats enjoying at least the one fish for the day included Mauna Kea, Fascination II, Mistress, Iona, Hellraiser, Billfish, Kohara (back fishing after a couple of days off), Calypso, Moana, Maratimo, Nuvatu and Shaka.The leader-board resembles the following: Kanahoee still ahead with 5 tags followed by Fascination II and Viking II with 4. Meanwhile, away from the tournament fleet: Gary Carter fishing on Kekoa this week pitched 16lb to the perfect fish yesterday hooking up to an estimated 700lb-er for an exciting fight. While the fish was almost within striking distance at one stage she got away again and eventually pulled the hook after an hour. Great going on such light tackle in these conditions!!