It was a four-boat B-course, Nick Floyer having retired before the start, on a calm grey day with a light wind. James Armitage, with crew, led from the start and steadily increased his lead. At the first lap he was followed two minutes later by Alex Pape, then Ian Nethersell and Jane Watkins in close order. The order remained the same but the intervals extended so that at the end of four laps, and an hour of sailing, James was a good 10 minutes ahead of Alex with Ian 5 minutes behind him. Jane in her little Gull was finished after 62 minutes and three laps.

Mary Short kept order and the race sheet, and Chris Greenwood was on safety boat.