Lighter winds made no difference to Howarth and Townend's form as they continued to dominate the 70 boat fleet competing at the 2010 Fireball Worlds. After six races held they hold an eleven point margin over their nearest rivals, Matt Burge and Richard Wagstaff, also from Great Britain.
There were a few small showers and otherwise mostly sunny skies with winds at 12 - 14 knots throughout the third day of the regatta. Fellow Brits, Matt Findlay and Richard Anderton kept it a closer finish for Race 5 battling through to the finish with Howarth and Townend, but Chips and Vyv pulled away from the fleet to finish well ahead in Race 6.
After 6 races, Matt Burge and Richard Wagstaff (GBR) are in second place overall, followed by Matt Findlay and Richard Anderton (GBR). Boats with sail numbers not starting with GBR still haven't managed to crack the overall podium, but they are starting to reach the top three spots in individual races with Australian boats claiming second and third in Race 6.
Wednesday is a lay day and racing continues on Thursday, 6 May with two races scheduled.
For the latest results visit: www.fireball-worlds.com