Last weekend of March 2019 saw the Akarana series held by Royal yacht club of the region. When the M-class was racing, it was the final day and it was clear that Menace was in leading position. Second, in line was Matara. It was evident that both boats would fight out in the final races.
On 31st March, Sunday Marksman was a boat that was also due to race but they called it off since they felt that the forecasts, as well as race course conditions, were not favorable. The racing happened even then. There were initial winds blowing at 28 knots through the breeze settled later at 20 knots which made it comfortable for the boats to race.