Witt and his team applied a loose cover on the challengers up the second work and continued to show great speed off the breeze to gain another one minute over the fleet on the second lap of the course.
With the winner well ahead over the final lap of the course, the race behind her was extremely close with up to six skiffs battling for the minor placings.
Today’s win by Appliancesonline was even more impressive as the team only put the new mast and sails on the boat for the first time today.
Dave Witt is one of the most experienced sailors on the planet, but he was even impressed by the way the boat performed.
“It was very encouraging, particularly as we only put it all together just before the race.”