Leaders after the first day of racing, ISAF World Ranked number one team and defending champions, Chris DRAPER and Simon HISCOCKS (GBR) have slipped to third after finishing the days races first, second, third and ninth.
The top ten is incredibly close with only ten points separating the first 12 sailors. The twelfth placed team is 2004 Olympic gold medallists Iker MARTINEZ and Xavier FERNANDEZ (ESP) and there is still much to play for.
The top 25 teams have now been allocated to the gold fleet with the rest divided between a silver (34 boats) and a bronze (33 boats) fleet.
In the 29er fleets Ed CHAPMAN and Tom PEEL (GBR) closed the gap up to Silja and Lauri LEHTINEN (FIN) so they now both have seven points with one discard. They are closely followed by Dylan FLETCHER and Nick HOLLIS (GBR), and Helle Ørum NIELSEN and Simon JENSEN (DEN) - both boats having ten points. Further down the list Mikko HENTINEN and Mikko KOTAMIES (FIN) just managed to squeeze into the Gold fleet, with only one point separating them Gregg HALL and Dick MACLEAN (GBR) in 26.
The 29ers have been split into a gold (25 boats) and silver fleet (35 boats).
Top Ten After Eight Races
|1||ITA||Pietro SIBELLO||Gianfranco SIBELLO||(3)||1||2||1||1||2||2||1||10|
|2||GBR||Stevie MORRISON||Ben RHODES||2||3||1||1||(4)||1||2||2||12|
|3||GBR||Chris DRAPER||Simon HISCOCKS||1||2||2||1||1||(9)||3||2||12|
|4||UKR||Rodion LUKA||George LEONCHUK||2||3||1||2||2||(5)||3||1||14|
|5||DEN||Allan NØRREGAARD||Jonatan PERSSON||3||1||2||2||3||(5)||1||2||14|
|6||AUT||Nico DELLE KARTH||Niko RESCH||3||1||2||2||1||2||(DNS)||3||14|
|7||USA||Morgan LARSON||Pete SPAULDING||1||4||3||1||1||(5)||1||4||15|
|8||POL||Marcin CZAJKOWSKI||Kierkowski KRZYSZTOF||1||4||3||4||2||1||2||(5)||17|
|9||NOR||Christoffer SUNDBY||Frode BOVIM||4||(7)||1||3||4||4||1||2||19|
|10||DEN||Peter HANSEN||Søren HANSEN||2||2||5||(5)||2||1||3||4||19|