The conditions did nothing to stop BROMBY and MCNIVEN, who may well have won all three races had it not been for a fouled jib halyard that distracted them and let their competition get to their right after the final leeward mark rounding of the second race. The Bermudians allowed eleven boats to pass them up the final beat. They finished the day with a 1,11,1.
BROMBY and MCNIVEN seem to have perfected sailing in flat water and shifty conditions. 'It bears a striking resemblance to Hamilton Harbour. I'm used to trimming hard, keeping the boat flat and pointing a little higher than most. It's when the wind comes on and there are a lot of waves when I start to have some problems,' admitted BROMBY. LOOF, who had a 2,5,2 for the day, said sailing conditions were 'very tricky and shifty'. The wind, 'was very hard to predict. It was tough out there, but it was a great day of sailing.'
Others who managed to stay at the top of the fleet as the wind picked up to top out at about 12 knots include: Eivind MELLEBY and Petter MORLAND PEDERSON (NOR), Rohan LORD and Miles ADDY (NZL), Iain MURRAY and Andrew PALFREY (AUS) and Andy MACDONALD and Mike WOLFS (USA).