I also raced the Ultimate on Saturday. First time racing in Forster and a few other firsts for me:
1. First Triathlon in the rain
2. First non-wetsuit swim (everything apart from my wetsuit got very wet)
3. First time I couldnt find my bike in transition - somehow or other it had fallen off the racks and was lying in the mud. Didn't make for a good transition time
Aside from the mosquito invasion before the race started (is that normal in Forster?) I had a fantastic time and would go back. And of course the weather cleared up after the race so had an enjoyable recovery eating and drinking around town for the afternoon.