From the start Italian Stallions, Intensity and Mainiac chose the port end which turned out to be the right way to go. The rest of the fleet also got away well and with the changeable winds things evened up towards the top mark. Mainiac led from Pleasure & Pain followed by the rest of the fleet in short order.
On the run leg, Pleasure & Pain picked the wind well and caught up to Mainiac and with the wind filling in took the lead on the work - looked like they were headed for their first line honours win but a quick capsize on the wing mark put paid to that. Meanwhile, the MGs, 420 and 470 were having a really close race with the lead changing frequently.
At the finish, Mainiac managed to hold off a fast finishing Pleasure & Pain to take line honours for the long course boats. Italian Stallions just managed to beat Wilful Intent on the line for the short course very closely followed by Intensity, Spindrift and Prawn Stars.
Pointscore results were Wilful Intent first, Pleasure & Pain second and Mainiac third. The handicapper may have to look closely at these results as the one family figured on all three boats !