After Tim Jacobs' victory at The Doctor, there was some revenge aim at the Mocke brothers to beat the Australian couple Robinson /Jacobs, and it was right from the start that it was clear that these two couples were going to fight close for victory. Robinson was determined to keep leading the first leg, leaving no chance to Jasper Mocke of going ahead.
"It didn't matter who I was racing, there was no way I was going to let Jasper get in front of me at any stage," said Robinson. "I was determined to stay in front of him and hit the beach and give Tim a lead for his paddle to Sorrento."
But in the second leg, a 15 knots wind raised swell after swell and Dawid Mocke knew well how to take the most out of them. He took a closer line to the coast and gave an outstanding lesson of how to make a downwind, linking swell after swell and making unworth Jacobs' efforts to follow him. Dawid stopped the time at Sorrento Beach in 1h25'09".
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"I am just so stoked to win the Finn Coastal Challenge with my younger brother and finish off our tour down under on a winning note," said Dawid. "But I knew we were in for a race against the Australian boys. It doesn't matter what kind of race you have in Australia, if there is a start line and a finish line then it's game on. And that's what it's like in these kinds of races. The competition is always fierce and the Australians are never beaten. But I certainly made the most of the conditions and I knew I had to paddle hard on every runner."
The final standings were:
- Jasper Mocke/Dawid Mocke 1h25'09"
- Clint Robinson/Tim Jacobs 1h27'13"
- Bruce Taylor/Jeremy Cotter 1h28'47"
- Ash Nesbit/Dean Gardiner 1h29'00"