Wild Oats 2003 Strathfield Pittwater to Coffs line honours record now stands at 18 hour 29 minutes and 14 seconds, a 2-½ reduction from The Office's 1984 time.
Travelex has also broken the race record finishing at 08:24:13, 92 minutes ahead of the old number. Travelex crossed the finish line at 08:24:13 In third place on the water and second overall on IRC was Andrew Short Marine, having just rounded Smokey Cape, some 23 miles behind
Espresso Forte 9 miles north east of Tacking Point is third on IRC handicap overall. Fourth on the water is Future Shock 4 miles south of Korogoro Point.
In the Sydney 38 One Design division Peter McNamara and Jamie McPhail have teamed to lead the One design fleet. At the morning sked they were 7 miles south of Camden Haven, a mile ahead of the Business. Teamsail Tassie 2 was four miles back in third place. The rest of the Sydney 38 continued their usual tight racing all within site of each other.
The sensational new Reichel Pugh 30 Cone of Silence is 20 mile ahead of the Mum 30's and is second on PHS overall and division 2 leader. Leading her division by four hours on corrected time, her handicap will suffer considerably.