At the time the super maxi was starting to draw away from her smaller line honours rivals Heaven Can Wait (Peter Hollis) Wedgetail and Quest of Queensland.
With a makeshift crew including the talented Adrian Finglas, Heaven Can Wait made the best of the light spinnaker and two-sail-reaching conditions to take line honours with a time of 35hrs 16mins 32secs.
But then Corum, helmed by Mal White, Jeremy Leitch and David Turton spoiled the party for the Heaven Can Wait crew by completing a tactically demanding 308 nautical miles of light wind racing in 41-05-35 to post a better corrected time.
HEAVEN CAN WAIT
, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, until Saturday.
Mark plays Valens in the musical Heaven Can Wait at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.
The three music stars died in a plane crash on February 3, 1959, and Heaven Can Wait sees them making themselves at home in The Celestial Bar, a bar on the edge between Heaven and Earth, being tended by the mysterious Stella.
Heaven Can Wait opens at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, for a week-long run on April 28.
WE have teamed up with the Belgrade Theatre for a competition in which one reader and 11 friends will see Heaven Can Wait on Monday, April 28, and enjoy two bottles of wine.
The national tour of the Perth Repertory Theatre production of David Cosgrove's musical tribute, Heaven Can Wait, is directed by Michael Winter and brings together an experienced cast and creative team.
Featuring more than 20 fabulous 50s sounds, including Peggy Sue, La Bamba, C'mon Everybody, Your Cheating Heart, That'll Be the Day and Oh Boy, Heaven Can Wait makes a great night out.