Philosophy on upwind speed varied, with some boats just surviving, pinching and keeping the boat upright; the leaders planed upwind, striving to keep the crew's feet on the rail. More than a few skippers will have bruises where their crew was slammed by a wave into them from the trapeze.
However, there was very little breakage on boats despite the swims and some spectacular three-sail crashes.
Two more wins for MAJTHÉNYI and DOMOKOS leaves them on a perfect five points with just three races of the scheduled nine remaining. Norman RYDGE and Richard SCARR (AUS) failed the finish the first race of the day, a result which drops them back to third place overall. Meanwhile two second places for Hans-Peter SCHWARZ and Roland KIRST (GER) keep them within shooting distance of the leaders, meaning, despite their flawless record, MAJTHÉNYI and DOMOKOS still have plenty to think about when racing resumes tomorrow.
US Champions from the host club Lin ROBSON and Eric BOOTHE (USA) managed to twice capsize while tacking and lost use of their spinnaker pole in the last race to drop to eighth overall.
Sunday is a day off with the wind expected to moderate for the final two days of the event.
|1||HUN||Szabolcs MAJTHÉNYI||András DOMOKOS||(2)||1||1||1||1||1||5|
|2||GER||Hans-Peter SCHWARZ||Roland KIRST||(6)||2||4||3||2||2||13|
|3||AUS||Norman RYDGE||Richard SCARR||4||4||2||2||(35) DNF||3||15|
|4||ITA||Roberto CIPRIANI||Stefano MORELLI||(20)||3||8||4||3||4||22|
|5||NED||Bas VAN DER POL||Marc VAN DER POL||3||(9)||6||6||4||5||24|
|6||AUS||Ian MCCROSSIN||Adrian SCHMAL||7||7||5||5||(13)||6||30|
|7||NZL||Paul SCOFFIN||Simon GARLAND||5||5||(9)||9||5||7||31|
|8||USA||Lin ROBSON||Eric BOOTHE||1||8||3||8||(14)||12||32|
|9||NED||Frank HAVIK||Pieter ZANDSTRA||(14)||6||7||10||6||10||39|
|10||NED||Fred SCHAAF||Paul VAN DER POL||8||11||16||7||(19)||8||50|