After a slight delay, the fleet got away to an even start. Newly crowned State Champions Cullen and James in Wave Catcher set the pace up the first work to lead around the first mark. Firefly helmed this week by 10 year old Oliver with dad Gavin squeezed up front reached the top mark next but didn’t count on the National E class using the same mark as a leeward mark. After avoiding a collision with the big boats they ducked the transom of Derek and Claudia in the Tigers Tail to round in 3rd. Next around was Tony and Matt in the much improved Upper Cut with Lewis and Breda and the Molly M close behind.
The boats enjoyed a brisk kite ride to the wing mark with Wave Catcher establishing a nice lead. Behind them, two separate battles formed with Tigers Tail and Firefly going boat for boat. Just behind them Upper Cut was being chased by the Molly M.
Around the next two laps the fleet enjoyed perfect sailing in the now fresh NE with the 2 pairs closely matched.
Wave Catcher powered ahead to a deserved win. Tigers Tail held on to a well earned 2nd ahead of Firefly. Molly M snuck through the boys on Upper Cut downwind to come in 4th.