RMW win opener
Skippered by Rob Greenhalgh, RMW Marine totally dominated the Invitation race to record a 3mins 57secs win over Australian champion Tony Hannan in Maytag.
Defending champion Howie Hamlin of the United States finished a further 8secs back in third place.
1, RMW Marine, Rob Greenhalgh UK
2, Maytag, Tony Hannan Aust
3, West Marine, Howie Hamlin USA
Heat 1 of the championship will be sailed tomorrow (Saturday 3 January) with heats following on 4, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11 January.