Steve Goacher & Phil Evans sailed a steady race to maintain their challenge for a fourth World Tiltle.
Race four was Sailed in a brisk 20 knot South Westerly wind. On the first beat the leaders went inshore and at the weather mark Peter Gale & Chris Mason led by six boat lengths from Goacher & Evans. Third round was Howard Green & Ian Preston, followed by Charles Apthorp & Andy Weatherspoon.
Two fast reaches in a lumpy sea brought Goacher & Evans into the lead which they held to the finish. Gale & Mason retained second place with Apthorp & Weatherspoon third. Alan Bax & Bill Masterson fourth and Grant Alderson & Dean McAullay came through from 7th at the gybe mark to finish fifth.
With one discard Apthorp leads from Mike Hart & Chris Howard. The win for Goacher & Evans brings them up to 3rd overall with three races to go.
Provisional results after four races