In the second race, Sir Peter Ogden's Jethou won the pin and did well out on the left, but she and George Sakellaris' Proteus encountered traffic as they approached the top mark on port, causing MOMO to take the lead. In second, Belle Mente nosed in front on the run, but coming into the leeward gate, trawled her A4 kite, getting it caught around the bow and the crew eventually jettisoned the wayward sail. By this time they were last. However, Fauth observed: "We just sucked it in and put our nose to it." Bella Mente recovered to third, enough to win the first Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, one point ahead of Robertissima III.