The lay through to Reso was only made interesting with the container ship that was clearly rooting for Mach One as they sounded their horn as they slid across their bow. Menace and Marksman took the ship’s stern clearly demonstrating the lead Mach One had.
With one final run to Orakei Mach One took the gun, followed by Menace, Marksman, Margaret and Motivator.
Race 2 was held in similar conditions but with Course 5 being set. This time the boats made up for their slow start in Race 1 with them really pushing their luck with an incoming tide. Motivator pushed a little too hard much to the relief of Mach One who was nervously waiting to see the flags come down to confirm they weren’t over.
Mach One yet again stretched her legs downwind followed by Marksman. With a beat to Reso, Margaret, Menace and Marksman had a good battle between them with Marksman leading the 3 around the mark only to hand 2nd over to Menace following a shocking spinnaker hoist.
The race was again won by Mach One, with the minor placing the same as Race 1.