Santiago Lange and Carlos Espinola from Argentina lead the championship by 10 points going into the last day

After an attempted start that had to be abandoned due to light winds, two races finally got underway were completed in 10-14 knots on the penultimate day of the Tornado world championship in Palma.

The 2003 worlds bronze medallists Santiago Lange and Carlos Espinola of Argentina scored a third and a second place and now have a 10-point lead over John Lovell and Charlie Ogletree of America. Reigning world champions Darren Bundock and John Forbes of Australia are just two points behind in third place overall.

Team GBR sailors Leigh McMillan and Mark Bulkeley scored an eighth in the first race of the day but for the second race day in a row, disaster struck when their main sheet shackle broke on the second leg, causing them to drop down to 24th place. They are currently lying in sixth place overall.

Strong winds are forecast for today and the final two races are scheduled to take place.

Results (after day 4)

1, Santiago Lange/Carlos Espinola, ARG (1,8,1,(14),4,11,3,2) 30 pts

2, John Lovell/Charlie Ogletree, USA (5,1,8,(16),6,16,1,3) 40 pts

3, Darren Bundock/John Forbes, AUS (8,7,(30),5,14,2,5,1) 42 pts


6, Leigh McMillan/Mark Bulkeley (12,4,3,3,2,(DNF),8,24) 57 pts

51, Andrew Walsh/Ed Barney (46,48,44,(54),38,41,51,47) 315 pts

52, Jonathan Hutchcroft/Marcus Lynch (51,40,48,(52),44,40,52,46) 321 pts

54, Leo Farrow/Tristan Lamb (40,46,50,45,47,51,(58),44) 323 pts

61, John Bernard Ready/Angus Roberts (54,54,(DNC),DNC,DNC,DNF,57,58) 412 pts