The morning began by arrival of the GER71 which used the Challenge for the virgin sail of the brand new 27. The crew decided to skip the last waypoint in order to arrive in a reasonable hour due to crew obligations.
This was followed at 02:41 by the Japanese crew on Seascape 24 that with that took the short course line honours.
And then the 7 strong Seascape 18 pack started their final approach. The last leg from Komorica proved extremely tactical with wind holes and shifts. This was best used by Slovenian crews of 128, 83 and 315 that arrived within a sight of each oder. Even more impressively the Jermans on the SLO128 Lenčina managed to defend their second consecutive victory in the 18 class / short course, by fight of the young guns from Velenje by a mear seconds. They crossed the line at 04:36. This was followed by SLO315, SUI 297, GER 177, SLO 295 and rounded up by SLO109 at 06:04.
All of the 27s and the Seascape 18 GER120 with Silverruder competitor Jochen Denkena and Thomas Nielsen that is preparing for his second Race to Alaska, took the long course. The first one is expected around midday.