A trapezoid course was set and a close cluster of Canadian, Swiss, French and Australian boats rounded the windward mark and held together on the reach. The fleet split on the run and the wind started dropping and shifting west. By the first leeward mark the race committee had signalled a shortened change of course, and then a further shift led to opening racing being abandoned and a disappointed fleet heading to shore.
A slow moving low pressure area on Monday again saw racing postponed, but finally on Tuesday, the weather decided to play ball and racing got underway off Esquimalt Harbour.
After three races, METTAM and HARRIS hold a four point lead at the top of the overall standings, after posting scores of 3,2,4. The Swiss team of Erich and Reudi MOSER lie second, after they followed an excellent 1,2 start with a tenth in race three. Meanwhile Grant LAMONT and Tom EGLI lead the home charge, tied on points with the Swiss team in third place.
In total 49 crews are contesting the Worlds, with racing scheduled to continue in Canada through to Friday.
|1||GBR||Sam METTAM||Keri HARRIS||3||2||4||9|
|2||SUI||Erich MOSER||Reudi MOSER||2||1||10||13|
|3||CAN||Grant LAMONT||Tom EGLI||4||3||6||13|
|4||CAN||Robert LEVY||Stephen WALDIE||1||4||13||18|
|5||AUS||Heather MACFARLANE||Chris PAYNE||22||9||1||32|
|6||GBR||Penny GIBBS||Ian GIBBS||19||6||12||37|
|7||CAN||Robin WEST||Gerhard GRIEP||6||14||18||38|
|8||CAN||Debbie KIRKBY||Charles HANSEN||15||10||16||41|
|9||GBR||Martin SCARTH||Gary HENWOOD-FOX||36||7||2||45|
|10||CAN||Cynthia DES BRISAY||Gregg FERGUSON||25||18||3||46|