However, by afternoon, a lull finally and race organisers were able to get Race 5 away - and just as well - for as quickly as the winds gusted to 35, they died just as quickly, forcing organisers to abandon due to lack of wind!
No matter, Rohan VEAL (VIC) the Foiler from Black Rock, just seems unbeatable. He won his fourth race on the trot from John ILETT (WA), the foil designer, with 2005 Australian Moth champion and conventional Moth sailor, Les THORPE home third. The wind had eased to around 10 knots for their race, but by the time of writing, it was back and moving up the scale again.
Overall, Veal has a huge 16 point lead after only four races, from Simon Payne (GBR) on 20 points after his worst race - he was 14 today, with his countryman Adam MAY (GBR) in third after his 'shocker' - a 16.
Mark ROBINSON (SIN), is equal fourth - (he suffered today also with a 15) with the first 'conventional' sailor, Les THORPE - both just one point in arrears of third place.
No race drop comes into play until sailors have completed 5-6 races and organisers are hoping to sail at least four races tomorrow with the Worlds ending on Saturday.
Provisional top five after four races: