Race three saw the strongest breeze to date with a South Westerly wind of 20 knots gusting up to 30.
First to the weather mark was Mike Hart and Chris Gowers with a lead of 50 yards over defending world champions, Steve Goacher and Phil Evans, followed by Charles Apthorp and Andy Weatherspoon.
There followed two hectic reaches with broaches and capsizes and gear tested to the limits. The gybe mark was particularly difficult in the 8 foot seas. A run and a beat followed and at the shortened course finish the order was Hart then Goacher, Apthorp and Peter Gale of Australia fourth.
The overall position is extremely open with the day's leaders Barry and Sue Parkin finishing in the late teens and Geoff and Tom Bayliss also finishing out of the first 10.
Provisional results race 3