In a light 10 knot breeze race 7 began with a pin end bias that took those going left into a favourable wind bend off the land. Conor and Clancy (IRL) led from the start slowly pulling away from the fleet to finish in first.
Paola Bertelli and Silvana Scaramelli (ITA), with their strong boat speed, provided a tough contest tacking on Bristow and Mobbs (GBR), to claim second place. Noel Butler and Steven Campion (IRL) sailed a great race to finish 4th only to discover that they were OCSed when they arrived ashore.
The light breeze of todays racing left some influential players in the overall results of the event, many places down the fleet. These results leave an interesting overall finale for tomorrows racing.
1 IRL-9687 CONOR CLANCY - JAMES CLANCY
2 ITA-9236 PAOLA BERTELLI - SILVANA SCARAMELLI
3 GBR-10496 GRAEME BRISTOW - BRYAN MOBBS
4 GER-7219 OLIVER CZEKALA - SYNKE THIEMANN
5 ITA-8518 MARIA CRISTINA GATTA - ANNA FERRARI
6 GBR-10588 NIGEL SKUDDER - KEITH HILLS
7 GER-10591 CLAUDIA ROLL - MATTHIAS DUEWEL
8 NED-9269 SANDER DE JONG - MENTHE DE JONG
9 GBR-10389 JON CHAPMAN - GARY HOWLAND
10 IRL-6176 PETER O' DONOVAN - ROBBIE O' SULLIVAN
Overall results after 7 races (1 discard):
1 GBR-10496 GRAEME BRISTOW- BRYAN MOBBS 16pts
2 GBR-10588 NIGEL SKUDDER - KEITH HILLS 19pts
3 IRL-9687 CONOR CLANCY - JAMES CLANCY 32pts
4 IRL-6176 PETER O' DONOVAN - ROBBIE O' SULLIVAN 33pts
5 GER-10591 CLAUDIA ROLL - MATTHIAS DUEWEL 46pts
6 GBR-10389 JON CHAPMAN - GARY HOWLAND 47pts
7 IRL-8154 NOEL BUTLER - STEPHEN CAMPION 47pts
8 GBR-10331 TERRY PALMER - CAROLINE COOPER 48pts
9 ITA-9236 PAOLA BERTELLI - SILVANA SCARAMELLI 51pts
10 NED-9269 SANDER DE JONG - MENTHE DE JONG 60pts