It was very different conditions from on Lake Garda yesterday, day three of the GARDA TRENTINO ISAF grade 1 open Match Race, organised by the Fraglia Vela Riva in conjunction with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).
The competitors had to tackle light and shifty winds under pouring rain and the Race Committee was able to complete round robin two. The top four skippers who proceed to the semifinals are:
- Ed BAIRD (USA), 16 points
- Mathieu RICHARD (France), 15 points
- Jesper RADICH (Denmark), 14 points
- Mark CAMPBELL-JAMES (Great Britain), 10 points
Paolo CIAN, who completed the round robins tied with Campbell-James, was unable to qualify for the semifinals as he lost both direct matches against Campbell-James.
Current match racing world champion Ed BAIRD, second in the ISAF Worlds Match Race Rankings, sailed very well yesterday, winning 5 matches out of 5. He completes the rounds at the top of the fleet, with a total of 16 wins and only 2 losses.
Danish Jesper RADICH, third in the world rankings, slipped into third position overall, with 14 wins and 4 losses. Radich was overtaken by Mathieu RICHARD, fifth in the ISAF rankings, who completed the rounds with a total of 15 wins and 3 losses.
Racing will end today, with the semfinals, finals and petit finals. Each will be sailed as a knock out series, first to score three points.
RESULTS AT THE END OF ROUND ROBIN TWO
ED BAIRD, USA: 16 wins-2 losses
MATHIEU RICHARD, FRA: 15-3
JESPER RADICH, DEN: 14-4
MARK CAMPBELL-JAMES, GBR: 10-8
PAOLO CIAN, ITA: 10-8
JOHNIE BERNTSSON, SWE: 7-11
MICHAEL DUNSTAN, AUS: 5-13
IAN WILLIAMS, GBR: 5-13
MAXIM TARANOV, RUS: 4-14
ANDREW ARBUZOV, RUS: 4-14