Breeze arrives for 29er and 49er fleets in Paignton yesterday

At last the wind arrived after a morning wait while the strength and direction settled the 29ers and 49ers were treated to a classic sea breeze day at Paignton in Torbay for the third day’s racing at the national championship.

The 49er course had the best of the day with four races. Ian Martin and Ben McGrane lead the fleet having sailed very constantly in the tricky conditions earlier in the week and carrying it through into the spectacular day yesterday.

The 29ers managed two races on the other side of the bay. Ed Chapman and Tom Peel head up the fleet followed by Dylan Fletcher and Nick Hollis.