We rounded the leeward mark just in front of Conundrum, said Damian Emery, skipper of the J/105 Eclipse, but we needed 5 boats between us to beat them for the series. The regatta leader before the race, Joerg Esdorns Kincsem, had opened the door for both boats on the first beat and eventually struggled to a 16th place finish. On the long, lopsided last beat up-current, first one boat passed Conundrum on the left, then three more on the right. Then, just before the finish, the breeze backed to the southeast, and another boat came slipping along to the finish line under spinnaker to give Emery and crew the last point they needed. Somehow all the cards fell into place, said Emery, shaking his head.