Dean turned up with a different boat - and NS14 which he purchased somewhere in central NSW. Windansea also sailed for the first time this season - welcome back Neil and Simon.
The first work proved decisive in this race with Truck and Pleasure & Pain making the most of the variable conditions to lead round the first mark in close company. Mainiac was next followed by Space Monkeys, Windansea, NS14 and Prawn Star. Prawn Star pulled ahead of the NS14 downwind to end up leading home the short course sailors. Space Monkeys picked the second work well and bridged some of the gap to the front Sharpies. Windansea showed their usual downwind speed and lead line honours for the rest of the race. Mainiac picked the shifts badly on the second work and dropped back a bit but recovered some of the ground by late in the race. Truck finished first Sharpie followed by Pleasure & Pain, Space Monkeys and Mainiac.
Pointscore result was Prawn Stars first, Space Monkeys second and Mainiac third.