Coxon pulls it off
Coxon and his crew of Aaron Links and Nathan Ellis looked out of contention early in the race when they were midfield in the 20-boat fleet, but a brilliant tactical move on the third beat to windward turned their fortunes around completely. They grabbed the lead at the Watsons Bay mark and were untroubled to hold on to the lead over the concluding legs of the course.
Casio went on to defeat Hugh Stodart's Asko Appliances by 1min 5secs with AAPT of Sean Langman a further 1sec back in third place.
Final standings in the championship were Casio 11.25 points, Omega Smeg 14 points, AAPT 17, Asko 18, Club Marine 22 and Ssangyong Yandoo 23 points.
|Pos||Boat||Elapsed Time||Handicap Place||Aust Points|
|1||Casio Seapathfinder||01:28.5||7th||11.25 (1st)|
|4||Omega Smeg||11th||14.0 (2nd)|
|5||Rag & Famish Hotel||6th||38|
|12||Fisher & Paykel||9th||45|
|14||Churchills Sports Bar||3rd||76|