Francesco MARCOLINI and Edoardo BIANCHI (ITA) were second in the race, followed by heavyweights Mitch BOOTH and Pim NIEUWENHUIS (NED).
The heavy weather was what they had expected for the opening of the regatta and the reason that they elected not to measure in a small gennaker.
Xavier REVIL and Christophe ESPAGNON (FRA), #5 in the ISAF World Sailing Rankings, did not sail because their halyard lock broke before the start.
Rather than taking Monday 8 August off as originally scheduled, the Tornados will try to get back on track with three races scheduled and a warning signal at 11:00.
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