LUTZ, as best girl and twelfth overall in 2004, is no surprise. It is ten years since a girl won the event in the person of Lisa WESTERHOF (NED) . SCOTT who placed seventh last year after just nine months of sailing continues to show his natural talent.
Behind the leading trio lie Paolo CATTANEO (ITA), Daniela ZIMMERMAN (PER) and Jorge Martinez Doreste (ESP).
Reigning champion Wei NI (CHN) has now discarded yesterday's measurement disqualification but an uncharacteristic 30th in race six leaves him back in eleventh place.
Early evening saw an brief shower and there are rumours of further rain and lighter winds today.