After an hour ashore the top four teams (Australia, Great Britain A, Canada, and the USA) sailed off in the semi finals in conditions that were a little fresher and produced some spectacular rides, especially on the down wind gybes! The benefits of short course racing with numerous starts was made obvious by the improvement of the boat handling and sailing skills of the crews.
The format for the semis was the first two of three races. Both winning teams were able to win the first two races, so sailing the third was not necessary. The semifinals were won by Australia and Great Britain A.
The team finals will be sailed tomorrow morning. It should be a good contest.
|Great Britain A|
|GBR 1506||Mark UPTON-BROWN||Mike PENNOCK|
|GBR 1517||Victor BRELLISFORD||Damian ASH|
|GBR 1484||Chris TURNER||Peter BAGWELL|
|GBR 1503||Andrew PARTINGTON||Ben VERNIERES|
|AUS 632||Brad DEVINE||Denis JONES|
|AUS 626||Grant GEDDES||Dan WILSDON|
|AUS 625||David HAYTER||Alan POLLITT|
|AUS 631||Lindsay IRWIN||Andrew PERRY|