Defending champions from Mexico Armando NORIEGA and Roderigo ACHACH are off to a good start and lead the series. Americans Kieth CHRISTENSEN, a three time past champion, and Kristen KING are in second.
The favoured team from Puerto Rico, Enrique FIGUEROA and Carla FIGUEROA jumped the gun at the first start but managed to salvage a 15 after re-starting. They were second in their second race.
There are lots of young teams at the top of the field this year. Juani MAEGLI and Christina GUIROLA from Guatemala came to California directly from the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Busan, Korea and are presently in seventh place.