Race one saw a good win for Russell WOOD (NZL). Rounding the first mark behind fellow Kiwi Mark PERROW, he showed superior upwind speed to win, followed by Roger BLASSE (AUS) and the current World Champion Nick CRAIG (GBR).
The second race was similar with a large shift at the start favouring those out of the pin. WOOD led round the first mark followed by CRAIG and PERROW. Eventually CRAIG and PERROW were battling for the lead with PERROW leading most of the way. At the end though, there was barely a boatlength in it with CRAIG taking the bullet. Karl PURDIE (NZL) sailed a great race to finish third.
The Championships continue until Friday, before the Toshiba World Championship starts next Monday.