ALBALAT failed to make it four in row after a bad first windward leg in his second race. He climbed through the fleet to third but was unable to catch WENDER in front of him and
race winner Marco TEXIDOR (PUR) who port tacked the fleet at the start. In the blue fleet Adam SIMS (GBR) scored his first win of the series after a close battle with Dany TANISIC from Slovenia.
Day three dawned with blue skies and a 14 knot sea breeze - perfect sailing conditions. The expected right shift never arrived but ALBALAT was back in the groove to score another impressive first place with a lead of over 100 metres. The two time European Optimist Champion, who has only just turned 16 years old, dominated again in the second race of the day to lead home STANISIC for the second time.
KAPTAN matched ALBALAT's double victory in the blue fleet but he had to work harder to overtake 14 year old Christian CREMER (USA) in the first race and another 14 year old, Max-Marteen MOERMAN (NED) on the last leg of the second race.
Similar winds are forecast for the last day of the qualifier fleet today, before the split into gold and silver fleets for the last two days.
Top Ten After Six Races
|1||ESP||Joaquin BLANCO ALBALAT||1||1||1||(3)||1||1||5|
|2||TUR||Guney Can KAPTAN||4||3||(6)||3||1||1||12|
|6||BRA||Philip Alexander WENDER||5||6||2||2||(22)||7||22|