Cocko on top
Coxon steered Casio Seapathfinder to a 1m21s win over John Harris' Rag & Famish Hotel with Omega Smeg of Daniel Phillips a further 1m37s back in third place.
Casio has scored 2.75 points from the two heats sailed so far, with Omega Smeg next on 3.75, Rag & Famish 9 and Anthony Young's Computer Associates 11.
Conditions were chaotic for competitors as the wind varied in both strength and direction throughout the race. Casio was near the lead from the start and staged a great battle with Hugh Stodart's Asko Appliances for the first lap of the course. Coxon and his crew of Aaron Links and Nathan Ellis were superb in selecting the correct course as the wind swung 180 degrees from the west to the east.
Rag & Famish had trailed the fleet to the halfway mark but came through the pack when Harris elected to sail the southern shore on the third windward leg of the course. However nobody was able to challenge the boat speed or tactics by the Casio crew as they recorded their impressive win.
|Pos||Boat||Elapsed Time||Handicap Place||NSW Points|
|1||Casio Seapathfinder||01:24:40||4th||2.75 (1st)|
|2||Rag & Famish Hotel||01:24:42||2nd||9 (3rd)|
|3||Omega Smeg||01:27:48||7th||3.75 (2nd)|
|9||Fisher & Paykel||1st||20|
|13||Churchills Sports Bar||13th||25|
|22||* points still to be adjusted|