The Antipodeans has provided the bulk of the top 10 for Day one after 3 races. Micha Heemskerk (7pts overall) of the Netherlands took the day (2nd, 3rd, 2nd) with consistency the key in a big breeze. Current world Champ Aussie Steven Brewin (11pts overall) dominated the first two races with 2 bullets but dropped in the overall ranks to 3rd with a 9th in Race 3. In second is Brad Collet also from Australia on 9 points (4th, 2nd, 3rd).
So we have 4 Aussies in the top 10 (6 in the top 10). 3 Kiwis and Micha Heemskerk make up the rest of the Top 10.
With the breeze up at 22-25 knots it was boat breaking stuff. Ben Moon broke 2 masts in the day. The forecast is for more Breeze.