The Italian teams are making their presence felt with Nerone and TWT placed second and third behind Australia's Richard PERINI. TWT made an impressive recovery after blowing a spinnaker to finish well in the second race. Lang WALKER'S Kokomo is in fourth place after three races.
Highest placed of the USA teams is Jim RICHARDSON'S Barking Mad in sixth. 'We really enjoyed the challenging conditions today, was definitely bumpy' remarked Richardson. Defending Australian Champion John CALVERT JONES is in fifth right on the heels of Barking Mad.
Perini didn't want to show his form too early in race one but it was a different story in race two and three where he manoeuvred to the lead early in these races and took the gun in both. 'We had a good day 'in the office'' commented Perini.
Vasco VASCOTTO, tactician on Nerone remarked, 'The crew (Nerone) enjoy a great day with plenty of wind, sun and waves, a perfect day. The Australian Perini is very good but we are happy with our results today'.
Warpath skippered by Steve HOWE from San Diego has Paul CAYARD calling tactics and finished an impressive second in race two. Warpath finished third overall in the 2004 San Francisco Rolex Farr 40 World Championship.
Top Ten After Three Races
|Pos||Yacht Name||Nation||Owner||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Points|
|5||Southern Star||AUS||John Calvert-Jones||3||10||4||24|
|6||Barking Mad||USA||Jim Richardson||12||5||2||31|
|7||Ichi Ban||6038||Matt Allen||5||7||10||0|
|8||War Path||USA||Steve and Fred Howe||9||2||11||0|
|9||Emotional Hooligan||615||Marcus Blackmore||13||4||7||0|