The wind fluctuated in the 4 - 8 knot range and moved around about a 50 degree range. Charles Apthorpe and Andy Weatherspoon took the lead at the second weather mark. Having ripped his spinnaker Apthorpe then headed hard right while repairing it. The Parkins dropped to seventh before picking boats off on the next round to take the lead again at the final wing mark. The overall finishing order was
The first Hong Kong boat was Howard Williams and Christian Donagh in seventh place, and Grant Alderson and Dean Mcaullay (AUS) followed in eight place. The first Irish boat was Darren Martin and Simon Murray in 9th place,and the first New Zealand boat was Aaron Goodmanson and Allister Rowlands in 14th. 8 boats in total fell foul of the black flag including regatta favourites Steve Goacher and Phil Evans (GBR) and Mike Hart and Chris Gowers (GBR).
5 protests were held following the racing. Those protesting their disqualification under the black flag rule had their protests dismissed.
Provisional results, race one.
|1||GBR||Barry Parkin||Sue Parkin|
|2||RSA||Patrick Harris||Joe Boy|
|3||GBR||Geoffrey Bayliss||Tom Bayliss|