The first race was a two mile, four leg windward-leeward course set at 325 and changed to 335 for the second upwind leg. Bacardi Cup winners John DANE and Austin SPERRY (USA) were first around the windward leg of the first leg, after having stayed to the left side of the course, taking advantage of the lessening ebb current at the top of the leg. Following them were REYNOLDS and HAENEL, Maurice O'CONNELL and Ed PEEL (IRL), MURRAY and PALFREY and Arthur ANOSOV and David CAESAR (USA).
At the leeward gate, DANE and SPERRY were still leading, MURRAY and PALFREY were second, and O'CONNELL and PEEL third. DANE and SPERRY played the middle left of the course, but being rightish was paying this leg, and Jim VANDER MOLEN and Mike WOLFS (USA) were first at the second windward mark. Following them were the Aussies, REYNOLDS and HAENEL, DANE and SPERRY. This order held to the finish, except with REYNOLDS and HAENEL and DANE and SPERRY exchanging places.
The second race brought lighter, but still gusty winds with larger shifts up to 45 degrees. This time it was REYNOLDS and HAENEL who took the bullet, again with MURRAY and PALFREY second, whilst Peter MCCHESNEY and Mike JONES claimed third.
After the opening two races in the 42 strong fleet, the top two have a six points gap between them and VANDER MOLEN and WOLFS in third. Six races a are schedule, with one discard to count after the fourth race.
|1||AUS||Iain MURRAY||Andrew PALFREY||2||2||4|
|2||USA||Mark REYNOLDS||Hal HAENEL||4||1||5|
|3||USA||Jim VANDER MOLEN||Mike WOLFS||1||10||11|
|4||IRL||Maurice O'CONNELL||Ed PEEL||10||4||14|
|5||USA||John DANE||Austin SPERRY||3||13||16|
|6||USA||Arthur ANOSOV||David CAESAR||9||7||16|
|7||USA||Rick MERRIMAN||Rick PETERS||15||3||18|
|8||USA||Peter MCCHESNEY||Mike JONES||7||12||19|
|9||USA||John MACCAUSLAND||Shane ZWINGLEBERG||14||6||20|
|10||USA||Erik LIDECIS||Michael MARZAHL||8||14||22|