Finishing in second position Dan SLATER (NZL) experienced some up and down in this tricky race, 'I was in the lead with Rafa [TRUJILLO (ESP)] 50 meters before the top mark, then the wind moved and we saw Ben and Emilios [PAPATHANASIOU (GRE)] passing us from the right. I ended up in 30th position and was quite upset. Then on the second beat the wind shifted another 25 degrees and this time I was on the right side and got my second place back.' It was the same story with number one sailor in the ISAF World Sailing Rankings Jonas HOEGH-CHRISTENSEN who came from 50th at the top mark to third across the finishing line, coming up gradually throughout the race. 'It was a race for the smart and lucky guys, very difficult and nerve racking,' explained the Dane.
Ivan KLJAKOVIC GASPIC (CRO) was again the best junior. Scoring a twelfth in today's race he comfirmed his lead in the junior fleet in eleventh place overall. Tapio NIRKKO (FIN) collected a second yellow flag today on the start and had to retire from the race. Norbert WILANDT (POL) and Zach RAILEY (USA) are now the second and third juniors, only a few points apart at 24th and 25th place in the overall rankings.
Top Ten After Three Races