An extraordinary day awaited all 5 skippers that turned out for the penultinate day of the winter series. With winds gusting at around 20 knots D rigs were chosen as the ideal 'engine'. Within 3 races it became clear that approaching the windward mark against instinct and on port tack was imperative. The slightest slip up, besides causing much wailing and gnashing of teeth, resulted in the leader gaining 20 metres from the following boats within as many seconds.
By the end of an exhausting and hard fought day with 13 races completed Hugo Chandor (GBR 455) had exacted revenge on John Sharman (GBR 428) who two weeks earlier had given him a sound thrashing. Sharman took overall second from Richard Whittle (GBR 801) in third.