When it came to an end at 15:41:27 this became the quickest but not the shortest race of the series. The 32 yacht fleet had completed the 9.8 nautical mile course 24 in an average elapsed time of 1:32:23. Although the late starters struggled to catch the early starters it was the closest finish of the series with a yacht crossing the finish line on average every 36 seconds. It was the first time this series that course 24 had been sailed and the fleet was driven around by a west south westerly breeze that averaged about 15 knots for the afternoon. Read More.