Yesterday line honours went to Australians Graeme LILLINGSTON and Edmond REPSEVICIUS making a marked improvement on their tenth place in race one to put them fourth on the leaderboard after two races. Second place was taken by Alax BAX and Paul BUSBY (GBR) and Greg WELLS and David TULLOCH (GBR) took third place. Charles APTHORP and Alan GREEN (GBR) held the lead overnight with an impressive 1-5 start.
On Monday in race three Nick and Janet JERWOOD (AUS) took first place to climb to the top of the leaderboard. LILLINGSTON and REPSEVICIUS had a tough race finishing 19th, dropping them to sixth on the leaderboard. After a disappointing 23rd position in race two Steve GOACHER and Phil EVANS (GBR) came back strongly to finish second and move up to ninth overall.
BAX and BUSBY maintained their challenge at the top with a ninth place keeping them second overall. While overnight leaders APTHORP and GREEN fell to third overall after they crossed the line in 13th place.
A change of schedule to allow two races on day three looked good on paper but the golden weather has continued and the wind did not fill in until very late this afternoon. At the time of writing the fleet had started after four general recalls, but are not expected to be back at the Yacht Club until well after 1900.
Tuesday is a scheduled reserve day, but given the lack of wind in the last two days it is possible there will be racing. The race committee will make a decision on this after the completion of today's sailing.
|1||AUS||Nick JERWOOD||Janet JERWOOD||3||7||1||11|
|2||GBR||Alan BAX||Paul BUSBY||6||2||9||17|
|3||GBR||Charles APTHORP||Alan GREEN||1||5||13||19|
|4||IRL||Darren MARTIN||Simon MURRAY||2||15||3||20|
|5||IRL||Sean CRAIG||Ben MULLIGAN||5||8||15||28|
|6||AUS||Graeme LILLINGSTON||Edmond REPSEVICIUS||10||1||19||30|
|7||GBR||David McKEE||Chris HEWKIN||7||4||20||31|
|8||NZL||Aaron GOODMANSON||Auster ROWLANDS||17||9||6||32|
|9||GBR||Steve GOACHER||Phil EVANS||8||23||2||33|
|10||NZL||Guy DAWSON||Michael MORRIS||20||12||5||37|