After leaving the LMYC dock with close to 18 knots, the breeze promptly died to around 10 knots for the start of heat 1.
Ashley and Kym lead around every mark to win by 20 seconds from the brothers Rainey and a further 20 seconds to Karen and Russell Dawes from Western Australia in third. Our visitors from the UK, Graham and Sara were fourth and Victorians Lewis Davies and John Radnell fifth.
Slightly lighter and a shift to the left for heat 2 saw John Hassen and Kevin Griffiths lead for the first lap followed by Chris Villa and Mark Holmes and the Craig & Ian Rainey.
A further shift left compressed the fleet but the front 3 prevailed with Team Rainey taking the lead at the last mark and hold on for the win with John and Kevin second and Chris and Mark third.
Northern Territorian Gary Richardson and Dean Perro were fourth and Karen and Russell fifth.
The silver fleet has Graham and Sara (UK) leading with Arriene and Duncan Ritchie. (QLD) second.
Back on the water for a 2.30pm start on Wednesday.
(go to “News” page to access the results)