"It was ideal really. The competitors had a pretty good day. They looked happy," he said. LEROY went on to say, "There were the usual couple of general recalls, but it was a pretty straightforward day."
He says there will be more of the same conditions tomorrow, but that winds may go more east. If that happens, the course area will be closer to land and will make for great onshore spectator opportunities off Brighton.
Sari MULTALA (FIN) has taken the lead from Sarah BLANCK (AUS) in the Laser Radial class following races 3 and 4 this afternoon. MULTALA scored silver at the 2007 ISAF Sailing Worlds Championships and is looking dangerous, posting 6,1 results in races 3 and 4 today.
MULTALA is eight points ahead of Tania ELIAS CALLES (MEX) and 10 in front of third placed Jo ALEH (NZL).
BLANCK, from Melbourne, has dropped to fourth in what she described as "really frustrating for me."
BLANCK told: "I had a bad start in the first race; a really bad start. I had to tack right and the breeze went left and that was that. I finished 16th. Then I was leading downwind to the finish in the second race and Sari overtook me on the way to the finish. I did get a second place, but it was a bit of a disappointing day for me."
However, she can drop her worst score following race 5 tomorrow, and provided she does no worse, will move up the board.
"It was nice sailing though. Nice hiking conditions. Not as windy as yesterday," she said.
Cushla HUME-MERRY (NZL) is the best placed youth woman in the fleet, currently placed 26th overall, with two other youth sailors hot on her heels. Victoria CHAN (SIN) is 27th, a mere two points away, and 2007 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship gold medallist Gabrielle KING (AUS) is third a further 12 points in arrears.
Australian's Darren BUNDOCK and Glenn ASHBY have opened up a healthy five-point lead at the completion of day two Tornado sailing action at the Asia Pacific Regatta.
Sailing in shifty wind conditions off host venue Sandringham Yacht Club, BUNDOCK and ASHBY enjoyed line honours in race 3 and managed to cross the line in fourth place in race 4.
"We don't mind a bit of anything really … the conditions don't really bother us, but if we had a whole regatta like today, it would be pretty frustrating," ASHBY said this evening.
"We don't mind a bit of a mixture [of conditions] throughout the regatta - it gives everyone a chance to go well in any given conditions," he said.
Reigning world champions Fernando ECHAVARRI and Anton PAZ (ESP) found conditions a little more trying, but remained optimistic.
"We did not sail very well today - it was quite tricky conditions - we couldn't find the right way to go," ECHAVARRI admitted.
"In the first race we thought it was paying right, but it paid left. It is not frustrating because we are here training," he added.
After an eighth and a 12th today, ECHAVARRI and PAZ are in fourth place overall, behind Andrey KIRILYUK and Valery USHKOV (RUS) in second position and Leigh MCMILLAN and Will HOWDEN (GBR) in third.
Peter RUSSELL (AUS) has edged ever so slightly clear of disabled compatriot Peter THOMPSON (AUS) after day two in the 2.4 Metre class at host venue Sandringham Yacht Club today.
Both sailors enjoyed line honours once each after races 3 and 4 with conditions particularly ideal in the latter race.
THOMPSON said the wind was barely blowing 4 knots for the first race of the day, but got up to about 6-8 knots for the second.
"When the wind picked up it was beautiful sailing. You could really concentrate on enjoying your sailing," the Paralympian said after winning race 4.
Aaron HILL (AUS) is three points back in third place overall with Colin BROWN (AUS) starting to make things difficult for himself a further nine points back in fourth place.
Disabled sailors Amy BARNBROOK and Leigh DUNSTAN (AUS) relished the balmy conditions at host venue Sandringham Yacht Club today with a first and second place in the SKUD18 skiff on day two of the Asia Pacific Regatta.
That result has elevated the pair into equal first position with son and father combination Duncan and Peter MACGREGOR after four of the scheduled ten qualifying races.
Just one point behind in outright third place is local son and father combination Morgan and David STALEY (AUS). Trailing by six points in fourth position is Desiree LIM and Tan JOVIN (SIN).
Men's Laser Radial
Australians fill the top five positions after day two of the Asia Pacific Regatta Men's Laser Radial class at Royal Brighton Yacht Club.
Greg ADAMS (AUS) has skipped to a two point lead at the top of the table after race 4 was completed today.
ADAMS won the first three races and finished seventh in the final race of the day today to be on 10 points overall, with John JAGGER (AUS) second on 12 points and Klade HAUSCHILDT (AUS), sailing in the youth class, a further five points in arrears in third position. A good result for the youngster.
Due to insufficient breeze earlier in the day, racing, set to start from midday, got underway late from Sandringham Yacht Club, forcing those set to start at 14:00 to start later.
The Women's 470 crews started to dwindle ashore around 18:15, the first Tornado did not hit the beach until 19:15.
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