The surprise of the championship remains Matthew SCOTT from Trinidad currently in eighth place. He has been sailing less than a year and, from a non-sailing family, took up the sport at the relatively late age of 12. He is thus a direct product of the IODA development programme in the Southern Caribbean, which has subsidised both instructor training and equipment. Added to the solid top-50 place of his compatriot Andrew LEWIS and third place in the unofficial but fiercely contested Coastal Race for Jason TINDALE of Barbados, signs are that Caribbean sailing may be acquiring a new dimension.
Among the girls a battle is developing between Tina LUTZ (GER) and Nathalie ZIMMERMANN (PER), seperated by just four points.
A further four races are scheduled, three on Friday and one on Saturday. Full results are available on the event website at the address below.
Overall Top Ten
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