The chasing pack played the right with lifts coming from Shark Island, third to fifth rounded the windward mark soon after. Downwind the fleet split left and right in search of bigger gusts with Kieran LIVERMORE and Tim AUSTIN (AUS) on BangBang making good gains to round second to Gutted Hedgehog.
The leaders consolidated their positions on the second lap. On the final third lap Gutted Hedgehog placed a close cover on Bang Bang to take the bullet. Meanwhile Marty JOHNSON and Mike HALKES (AUS) on Nerdwork stormed passed PICA downwind to take third, Nils JOLLIFFE and Jonathon BRANCH (GBR) on Boatracer.co.uk made a late surge for fifth.
Race four and the breeze had increased by a couple of knots with a slight shift left. First out of the blocks was Bang Bang who sailed an impressive first beat to lead at the top mark, and they were never challenged again in the race.
Meanwhile the rest of fleet worked the right hand side of the beat with PICA rounding second followed by Don and Kate FORSTER (GBR) on Minibus and Gutted Hedgehog. Minibus tested their rudder pintle to destruction on the bear way and some how saved a spectacular capsize, but their race was over.
By the bottom mark Scott and Cameron KENNEDY (AUS) on Octopussy and Nerdwork joined the chasing pack. Over the remaining two laps the Aussies handed out some downwind sailing lessons to get ahead of the Brits. Octopussy won the battle for second over Gutted Hedgehog, followed by Nerdwork and PICA.
|1||GBR||Gutted Hedgehog||Matthew SEARLE||Andy RAMUS||1||6||1||3||11|
|2||GBR||Boatracer.co.uk||Nils JOLLIFFE||Jon BRANCH||4||1||5||7||17|
|3||GBR||PICA||James MEARS||Matt GILL||10||8||4||5||27|
|4||AUS||Octopussy||Scott KENNEDY||Cameron KENNEDY||13||7||6||2||28|
|5||GBR||AT&T||Tim FELLS||Sean DWYER||7||3||12||6||28|
|6||GBR||CSC||Chris BINES||Dave GIBBONS||3||9||11||10||33|
|7||GBR||Readycrest||Mark BARNES||Thomas PYGALL||5||2||14||18||39|
|8||AUS||Nerdwork||Martin JOHNSON||Mike Halkes||17||15||3||4||39|
|9||COK||Evil C||Clive WATTS||Chris DIXON||20||4||16||9||49|
|10||AUS||The Plumbers||Peter RAY||Gareth WELLS||12||17||9||11||49|