However a breeze appeared and a course was set and race 8 commenced in barely enough wind to cross the start line. Nick CRAIG said afterwards, 'It was shocker, they should have waited a bit longer. There was barely enough wind to sail with massive shifts from each side. Jonus Quist (SWE) sailed an excellent first beat though to win. I was doing OK until the wind dies and got buried in the middle. I rounded the top mark in about 20th. And caught up a few on the reaches. On the second beat I went right a bit caught a big shift and moved up to 3rd. Lost one on the final leg to finished 4th, but that was enough.' With not enough time to run two races, Nick Craig had finally won the OK Worlds, after many medals but no wins. He said, 'This is awesome. I am over the moon, and really happy to have won it finally. It has been the hardest thing I have ever tried to win. It is very satisfying.'
For the start of race 9, a strong wind arrived and for once the sailors could stetch their legs in the force 4-5. Jon FISH rounded the top mark in first but dropped to 20th. On the second beat Roger BLASSE (AUS) and Mark PERROW (NZL) had banged right and found a good shift and more wind to take the lead and win the race in the fantastic sailing conditions.
Top Ten Results
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