Winning the opening race, while season series leader Good Timin' finished seventh, would only help to narrow that gap. The second race was looking to be a repeat of the first as Zuni Bear took the lead early on. Though Good Timin' and Blackhawk, Zuni Bear's other big rival, were much closer on the course, it was in fact a boat in another division that derailed Bennett and Bergmann's winning streak. Approaching the windward mark in a strong flood tide, which was sweeping everyone to leeward, Zuni Bear tried to duck below a stalled 1D35 and round the mark. The other boat however, fell down and smashed into the J/105, busting stanchions on both boats, and pushing Zuni Bear into the mark. By the time Bennett and Bergmann had extricated themselves from the mess they were in fourth place. It was good enough to keep them in first place--they're ahead of Dean Dietrich's Blackhawk by virtue of a tiebreaker, with Nantucket Sleighride two points back and Good Timin' three points behind--but it certainly could be better. "The course layout was good," says Bergmann, "It just got a little confusing with four big fleets out there."