Other entrants Ariel, Kintail and Matthew Flinders were all forced to retire. George Gibson was presented with the F. H. peacock Trophy for the win which was Westward's first real experience of ocean racing. The following year, Westward finished fourth over the line in a fleet of eight, the light airs for most of the voyage favouring the smaller craft. Max Creese's recently launched Sandra winning the day. Eighteen hours separated first from last with only two retiring, Nell Gwyn and Colleen II. In the 1949 Bruny Island race, Jock skippered the new Muir-built 41-foot Lass O'Luss in a fleet of only seven starters, however, it was to be an exciting race with the first and last competitors finishing only 24 minutes apart. The entrants were: Ninie (D. McKean); Norske (C. Davies); Winston Churchill (P. Cloverdale); Nell Gwyn (H.N. Batt); Ariel (D. Peacock); Kintail (D. McRae) and Lass O'Luss. Ninie once again showed her liking for the offshore races and skippered by new owner Don McKean crossed the line four minutes ahead of Norske. In a battle for third spot, Winston Churchill crossed 12 minutes behind Norske but had only a second to spare over Nell Gwyn. Jock and Lass O'Luss followed but the corrected times showed Ariel the winner from Lass O'Luss second and Nell Gwyn third. Unfortunately, Kintail was disqualified for starting her engine as she crossed the finish line . In 1951, Jock was invited by owner Guy Rex to be sailing master on Mistral V and she went on to record her second successive win of the event. In the late 1950s, Jock delivered Mistral V to Melbourne from where she was loaded for shipment to Hong Kong. Also in the crew for this delivery were Eddie Mossop and Max Hansen. Another new yacht brought honours to the Muir name in the 1953-54 season, when, in the Maria Island race, the Keats brothers raced Wild Wave. With Jock invited to be skipper, she was first across the line and second on handicap. Wild Wave finished one and a half hours in front of her nearest rival, Nell Gwyn, with the new 33-foot sloop Nirvana, also competing in her first ocean race, taking out handicap honours. It was better luck for Kintail which finished third over the line and on handicap. Fantasy was built by the Muir boatyard from a UK design at Battery Point in 1954 for Dudley Burridge and the late Stan Brown of Glen Huon, Tasmania. She successfully competed in a number of offshore races out of Hobart. Her honours included: second, Maria Island (1955); first, Bruny Island 1955); second, inaugural Mewstone Rock race (1956); first Maria Island (1956), regarded as the toughest race for many years; second, Mewstone Rock (1957); and second place in both the 1957 and 1958 Maria Island races.