Three days into the event many boats are still waiting for enough breeze to show their true speed.
Three days into the event many boats are still waiting for enough breeze to show their true speed. The wind dropped from its midday maximum of 10 knots to less than a knot in the afternoon, making racing for many competitors a waiting game. The morning races saw postponements while the wind filled in, and later races required several course movements to cope with constant wind shifts in very little breeze.
In the IRM class a battle is developing between two IC 45s, Wolf and Bounder, currently placed 1st and 2nd respectively and showing very steady form. Results for the last race of the day are not yet available but Wolf has secured a useful gap of a seven point lead after five races.
In the Mixed Sports Boats class the leading Laser SB3 has showed it can cope with the light and fickle conditions, just holding off the Projection 762s, but they are close behind. With the hope of a little more wind this may develop into a very close battle.
In the 1720 fleet John Rickards’ Babbalaas Bach is holding a commanding lead, leaving a very tight fleet bunched behind him fighting for the rest of the positions.
Desperado, a Swan 651, lost her protest last night following a start line incident, one of several close scrapes that have been a feature of this light wind event.