The wind was by far the most difficult since racing began with the international team event last Saturday, and the Race Officer ordered a postponement until the light and variable breeze under a cloudy sky settled down at approximately 7 knots. At the end of the first lap the wind shifted significantly towards the south, and the windward mark was moved accordingly, but when the shift continued even further in the southerly direction the Race Officer took the wise decision to abandon the race and reset the course completely.
The restart took place after one general recall, and, although the increasing breeze was unstable in both direction and strength, the race was able to progress without further major incident. Several boats capsized in the stronger gusts, and the fleet was spread out by a massive distance by the finish.
The British teams in general, and Greenhalgh and Johnson in particular, had excellent results in this opening race of the seven race series, but conditions here can change very rapidly, and it is far too early to speculate about the eventual outcome.
Race 1 results (subject to confirmation):
|1||GBR||Rob Greenhalgh and Dan Johnson|
|2||GBR||Archie Massey and George Nurton|
|3||GBR||Jarrod Simpson and Harvey Hillary|
|4||GBR||Andrew Penman and Tim Bastow|
|5||GBR||Victor Brellisford and Damian Ash|
|6||GBR||Andy Partington and Ben Vervieres|
|7||GBR||Chris Turner and Peter Bagwell|
|8||AUS||Alan Vickery and Andrew Wilson|
|9||AUS||Mark Krstic and Rob Oshlack|
|10||GBR||James Fawcett and Bruce Grant|