The bulk of the fleet is now tied up in Gladstone and tonight the Gladstone Yacht Club is jumping. Six times handicap winner Saltash II looks like she again will take the double.
At the 23:30 sked Saltash II was 7 miles from the finish line with an ETA around half after mid-night. J Walkin, Esprit de Corp were also in the river.
Raffles, 21 miles from the finish was leading a procession towards S2 the Harbour entrance mark. Following her were Kickatinalong, Galadriel, Kiska, Two Tribes, Skimmer, Wistari and Friday.
Lady Katherine 22 miles west of Lady Musgrave leads the final more spread group. EXpresso is 2miles back, then there is another 12 miles to Meltemi, Celebration, Another 4, Qantas South Passage.
Tail gunner Gemini Dream is 11 miles west of Lady Elliott with an ETA of 11am Easter Sunday morning.
Saltash II looks unbeatable in IRC from Outside Edge and Grundig. In IMS the provisional leader is Saltash II, two hours on corrected time ahead of P&O Ned Lloyd and Sweethart.
In PHRF the handicap leader is Ichi Ban from Dancing Lady with Sunshine Coast Roofing High Anxiety. In the Veteran Class Dancing Lady leads Wistari and Two tribes.
In the Multihull Divisions-OMR The Cats Whiskers looks like the winner from Flat Chat and Spellbound Under the Arbitrary handicapping system again it's the Cats Whiskers this time from Spellbound with Kiska third.