|Days Three and Four|
The 25-boat gold fleet sailed two races in 16-23 knots which increased to 20-25 for the silver fleet's two races amidst tropical showers. The Medal Race sailors anticipated the heavy breeze, but unexpectedly the wind dropped to a manageable 10 knots.
Martinez and Fernandez dominated this year's Worlds, ending the end with a huge 27-point victory margin. After slow start, with the Spaniard posting a 17th in the first race of the championship, they experienced duo never looked back. A string of two three finishes put them top of the leaderboard at the end of day three and from they just extended away from the chasing pack. Behind the top three the biggest disappointment will be amongst the British teams, who despite having five crews competing in the Medal Race failed finish on the podium. Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign were the top British crew in fifth, just behind the French team of Emmanuel Dyen and Stéphane Christidis.
Young Bahamian sailors from the Grand Bahama Sailing Club Optimist and Laser programme were able to view world class sailing up close and experience the camaraderie that international sailing affords.
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