More light wind races
While the fleet and the atmosphere were far from the Giltinan Championship, weather conditions were similar to many of the races sailed during the regatta - another light Easterly breeze.
It was a slow race but produced an excellent result when the rookie crew of SX Projects, headed by skipper Tom Clout, came home a clear one minute four seconds victor over Chris Dixon's CST Composites with another rookie crew in Panasonic (James Francis) a further 39 seconds back in third place.
Panasonic had led the fleet around the first lap of the course before SX Projects took over at the second windward mark.
When SX Projects overlayed the leeward mark Panasonicretook the lead.
On the final windward leg SX Projects held good boat speed and height and had little difficulty in recording the crew's first 18ft Skiff victory.
The conditions made life difficult for the back markers who were never in the race, although Australian champion Asko Appliances recorded fastest time while finishing in eighth place.
|Pos||Skiff||Elapsed Time||Season Pointscore|
|7||Rag & Famish Hotel||199|
|10||Fisher & Paykel||286|
|16||Active Air||Non finisher||293|
|20||Southern Cross Constructions||Non starter||333|
|22||Casio Seapathfinder||Non starter||225|