However, Tim SHUWALOW/Cameron HOOPER (AUS) continue their lead of the series with 2-6-2 placings. Shuwalow is from Sydney, but Hooper was born and bred in Victoria and knows the Bay well.
Rob BRANCH/Barney HOAK (AUS) have taken over second place, with two wins and a fifth place, putting them only eight points behind the leaders and four ahead of third placed Sebastien EYSSSARTIER/Maxime CARDERELLY (FRA).
The latter pair has jumped from fifth place finishing 4-3-3, with Darren SMITH/Natalie HILL (AUS), who have fallen from second place, suffering their worst results of the regatta today.
Hobie 18 world champions, Brad SUMNER/Belinda WALKOM (AUS), fell one place to fifth and Darren BUNDOCK/Alex GOLTZ have moved up yet one more place into sixth, their best result a third in Race 6.
The Hobie 16's finish their championships tomorrow and weather experts are predicting 15-20 knot winds and sunshine.
Provisional top five results after eight races
|1||T Shuwalow||C Hooper||AUS||20|
|2||R Branch||B Houk||AUS||28|
|3||S Eyssartier||M Cardarelly||FRA||32|
|4||D Smith||N Hill||AUS||35|
|5||B Sumer||B Walkom||AUA||40|