The following year's race however, was to be even more memorable as sailing master on Westward. Skipper George Gibson and Jock guided her to victory on corrected time (second on line honours), with the crew of, brothers Don and wal, father Ernie, Keith Radcliffe, Kevin Garrod and Don Colburn. Twenty-eight yachts competed in the event, now in its third year and raced under the allowance system of the Royal Ocean Racing Yacht Club of Great Britain, with a great many noteworthy yachts and crews participating. The fastest entrant, the late Claude Plowman's 64-foot cutter Morna, had previously won line honours in 1946. She went on to win line honours again in this year and the following year in 1948, the two years Westward beat her on corrected time. Christina, skippered by Bob Bull, won the race in 1946 on corrected time and was again fancied along with previous entrants; the gaff-rigged schooner Mistral II (sailed by Norman Hudson), the David Philp designed cutter Eolo and Phil Bullock's gaff-rigged cutter Defiance.