Only 1 of the first half of the 38 yacht fleet to start the race had a handicap of less than 35 minutes. However, there was plenty to celebrate on THE SECRETARY (George Shaw) when she recorded her first WW’s win since race 7 of the 2014-15 Summer Series. The SECRETARY was the best of 38 yachts that sailed around the 9.8 nautical mile course 12 in the slowest race of the series. The race began in a south easterly breeze of about 8 knots that increased to about 15 knots before easing back prior to the arrival of the forecast thunderstorms. They arrived shortly after the last yacht crossed the finish line at 17:02:22. (Between 1708 & 1712 four gusts of 39 knots were recorded at Fawkner Beacon). Read More.