"It was close and exciting all day with most matches split by less than a couple of boat lengths," said regatta organiser Jenni BONNITCHA. "Three matches saw the leading boat commence the final leg with an outstanding penalty and both boats in these matches chose not to set spinnakers but rather tactically luff and gybe continually to 'burn off' their penalty.
During the final flight of the day, CYCA Team 1 and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron were locked in tight luffing duels under spinnaker with numerous penalties awarded. As the RNZ team struggled to exonerate their second penalty, un-poled spinnakers were left flapping in the moderate breezes.
The winner today was match racing with the young sailors demonstrating incredible tactical and strategic skills and a comprehensive understanding of the rules that govern this sport," she added.
In another full day on the water, forty-one matches were completed by all of the nine teams that are representing three Australian states as well as New Zealand and Great Britain.
Volunteer ISAF International Race Office Doug TALTY gave his constant attention to running back to back races that allowed such a full schedule of racing to be achieved.
All umpires, race officials and competitors agreed that today was rewarding but exhausting, however they were pleased to be greeted back at the Rushcutters Bay club this afternoon by some warm Sydney weather after two cold and wet days on the water.
Results After Day Two
|1=||CYCA Team 1||SeveJARVIN||12|
|3||Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron||Stuart POLLARD||11|
|4||CYCA Team 2||Jeremy WILMOT||10|
|5||Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron||Jessica SMYTH||9|
|6=||Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club||Tom SPITHILL||6|
|6=||Royal Yachting Association||Nick CHERRY||6|
|8=||Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Squadron||Theo MCDONNELL||3|
|8=||Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron||David CHEW||3|