Thirty four yachts gathered to contest race 4 around the 8.2 nautical mile course 9 in a breeze that grew from 3 to 18 knots. This was the largest increase in wind strength in a very long time. It was arguably this increase in wind strength that proved decisive. Twelve of the first 13 yachts to cross the finish line had handicaps of 40 minutes or more. Read More.