Grant Daltons Amer Sports One jibed immediately after the start, followed closely astern by Lisa McDonalds Amer Sports Too; the rest held starboard jibe until reaching the spectator fleet. After its first jibe, illbruck crossed the fleet, and from there, they extended with clear air. The others traded jibe after jibe, the disturbed air slowing their progress down the prop-churned channel. Thirty minutes into the race, Assa Abloy, unable to break away into a clean lane separated from the fleet and sailed to the western side of the channel. Once they came back, they found themselves in the mix again.