Some confusion at the finish line of the second race meant some of the boats finished incorrectly. However, the jury decided to cancel the race. Alex TOBUTT, who crews for Alistair RICHARDSON, still had a smile on his face even though his win was taken away from him.
Gary BOYD from the Australian team said: "There were a lot of ups and downs today!" For the spectator, it was quite hard to figure out who was leading this fleet…A team could lead and then drop in the shifting winds. At the finish of the third race another exciting incident was watching five boats capsize on top of each other. The silver fleet had also some troubles in the increasing wind with some close action on the starting line. One of the few girls sailing the 49er is the German Kerstin BEUCKE who was excited at the prospect of sailing but apprehensive as she watched the wind increase.
The Norwegian team of Christoffer SUNDBY and Frode BOVIM retain the lead in the Gold fleet and they are followed by the British pair of Chris DRAPER and Simon HISCOCKS.
Top 10 Provisional Results After 10 Races
|Position||Sail No||Crew||R1||R2||R3||R4||R5||R6||R7||R8||R9||Total Pts|
|1||NOR 6||SUNDBY CHRISTOFFER||6||3||1||1||1||DSQ||2||3||7||24|
|2||GBR 2||DRAPER CHRIS||2||4||1||2||4||7||4||10||5||29|
|3||AUS 13||NICHOLSON CHRIS||1||1||2||8||4||11||6||8||2||32|
|4||USA 5||WADLOW TIM||2||2||1||5||3||17||DNF||2||1||33|
|5||DEN 18||WARRER JONAS||4||5||3||3||1||19||5||11||3||35|
|ANDERSEN PETER KRUGER|
|6||AUT 29||DELLE KARTH NICO||3||2||13||3||5||2||11||1||16||40|
|7||GBR 9||MORRISON STEVIE||3||2||4||5||12||9||1||4||12||40|
|8||FRA 21||MARC AUDINEAU||3||4||4||1||DNF||8||3||14||9||46|
|9||DEN 4||HESTBEK MICHAEL||1||1||3||5||2||22||20||7||8||47|
|ANDERSEN DENGSOE DENNIS|
|10||FIN 10||JOHANSON THOMAS||1||1||1||8||4||3||14||17||18||49|