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15 February 2001, 11:48 am
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The race officer was keen to get everyone out early today as the breeze was forecast to build to 25 knots in the afternoon. It was another day of superb sailing conditions with 15 knots at the start of the first race building to just under 25 for the ...
Race 1 saw Styles and May claim the pin end again and head left with Mitch Booth. The wind shifted right a bit though and Bundock and Forbes, and Wilson & Howden who had hitch out right after the start came across the middle, clear of the pack. Styles and May rounded the top mark just behind Wilson, with Booth rounding 4th. With everyone heading left downwind positions remained unchanged down the run. By the second windward Styles and May got past Wilson and into second, which they held down the next run. Booth handled the final run well in the building breeze and just pipped Styles and May for third.

Race 2 was a windy one. Styles and May came off the pin end again and headed left. Bundock and Forbes lead round the top again with the fleet closely bunched behind them. Styles and May rounded in 5th with Bundock, Booth, Hagara, and Sach ahead. These remained the top five until the final beat when Styles and May managed to capsize.

Wednesday is a rest-day.

Results after four races

1st Bundock & Forbes AUS 1 1 1 1 4pts
2nd Booth & Dercksen NED 2 2 2 2 8pts
3rd Hagara & Steinacher AUT 5 4 5 3 17pts
4th Styles & May GBR 4 3 3 8 18pts
5th McMillan & Hutchinson GBR 7 7 6 5 25pts
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