However, a protest was delivered with video evidences and four boats got their original positions back. Booth and Dercksen (NED) were re-instated first, Strandberg and Mattson eighteenth, Toni RIVAS and Fabian ESCUDE (ESP) at 23 and Enrique GARCIA De SOTO and Fernando SALES also from Spain thirteenth.
"The sailors were early over the line but if the Race Committee got twelve and I reckon there were even more why not call out a General Recall?" asked Swiss Martin RUSTERHOLZ, also OCS.
"You could clearly see that all the boats in the top end were over. Denmark was the only one to come back. The shifty conditions today didn't make it any easier but we are happy to be back in the game", said four times World Chamipon and Olympic silver medallist Darren BUNDOCK (AUS) who now lies in fifth overall.
The northeasterly picked up and race six was sailed with steady 21 knots but very shifty conditions again. No OCSs.
Great Britain's Olympic hopefuls Leigh MCMILLAN and Mark BULKELEY came in early; "The main sail split in half after a jibe. Fortunately we had a second in race five", explained Leigh. The overnight leaders going into day three are now lying third overall after six races.
German skipper Roland GAEBLER thought that "Today it felt like a good Tornado sailing day, strong winds, speed and good tactics". Gaebler and crew Gunnar STRUCKMANN finished twelfth in race five and fourth in race six and currently are lying in sixteenth overall.
After six races Mitch BOOTH and Herbert DERCKSEN (NED) are leading followed by Argentina's Santiago LANGE and Carlos ESPINOLA and Britatin's Leigh MCMILLAN and Mark BULKELEY. These three are however on equal points so the remaining racing days should be very exciting.
The Championship is validated with six races completed. The competitors will have a break today (Friday) and will be back racing on Saturday before the final day on Sunday.
Top Ten After Six Races
|1||NED||Mitch BOOTH/Herbert DERCKSEN||20||32||2||1||1||1||25|
|2||ARG||Santiago LANGE/Carlos ESPINOLA||1||8||1||14||4||11||25|
|3||GBR||Leigh MCMILLAN/Mark BULKELEY||12||4||3||3||3||DNF||25|
|4||USA||John LOVELL/Charlie OGLETREE||5||1||8||16||6||16||36|
|5||AUS||Darren BUNDOCK/John FORBES||8||7||30||5||14||2||36|
|6||ESP||Fernando ECHAVARRI/Anton PAZ||9||6||13||12||5||5||37|
|7||RUS||Andrey KIRILYUK/Valery USHKOV||29||14||7||9||7||6||43|
|8||FRA||Yann GUICHARD/Christophe ESPAGNON||4||11||9||19||DNF||3||46|
|9||FRA||Olivier BACKES/Laurent VOIRON||22||3||11||11||9||13||47|
|10||FRA||Xavier REVIL/Laurent GUILLEMETTE||10||9||6||13||20||9||47|