Twenty eight yachts, the largest fleet of the series, contested race eight. The race was around the 6 leg, 9.9 nautical mile course 14 with 2 opportunities for 6 yachts to fly spinnakers. Conditions were dull and overcast but made for pleasant sailing in a breeze that was variable and averaged about 8 knots for the morning. Of the 28 starters, 2 retired, with the last yacht crossing the finish line at 12:51:16 – 8 minutes 44 seconds before the 1300 time limit. Read More.