In the sports boat division;
- David Eikemeyer in Rush was first finishing at 4.35am followed by Tim Donellan's Zippier in 2nd place.
The 12 knots Easterly died with the moonrise, in the McLennan straight with the 1 1/2 knot current providing the only motive power for 3 hour drift. Puffs of 6 knot breeze, drifts tacking and shy spinnaker runs made up the rest of the race. One can only feel sorry for the sideways trimaran bouncing from one bank to the other with no way to do anything else, photo credit to Kai Dean!
Thanks to the Marlay Point and Gippsland Lakes Yacht club for again putting on a great event , and to all of the 87 Competitors who make the event so special . Well done Dynesy, who didn’t compete this year but wasn’t put off after being bogged and eaten sliver by sandflies at his campsite in McLennons straight . Dynsey still managed to get on the water at Lake Wellington in a tinny . His yells of encouragement to the departing Mornington boats was a sight and sound to behold !