Hollandia skippered by Jos FRUYTIA and French boat Fleur De Lys skippered by Jacques FAROUX exchanged firsts in the opening two races to sit tied on top of the leaderboard.
Racing in the classic fleet was just as hotly contested with positions changing at each mark. Local skipper Ralph REIMANN (CAN) on Iskareen had a consistent day with two third place finishes to lead the division.
The second day of racing again saw Hollandia and Fleur De Lys at the front, although this time FRUYTIA twice got the better of his French rival to score two bullets and top the leaderboard on five points. FAROUX remain right behind on seven points, with these two already building a considerable lead at the front. Iskareen scored finishes of 7 and 6 and stays in third place, although she is now tied with American boat Gold Feather skippered by Harry VOSS.
Racing continues until Saturday 20 August.