'Good things happened to us today,' said BROMBY. 'We had a good lead on most of the fleet from the start and at the windward mark we were pleasantly surprised to see two of our closest competitors on the board.'
Both Mark MENDELBLATT (USA) and Vince BRUN (USA), who were first and second place overall on day three, were disqualified for false starts today. MENDELBLATT drops to second overall and BRUN takes a tumble down the leaderboard from second to seventh. 'I felt it was pretty darn close, but I was called at the line. We had a good first beat, but then they told us about the OCS and we had to drop out,' said BRUN.
According to SHIEBLER who finished in the number two spot today, 'we caught Peter [BROMBY- Ed] on the run and got even halfway up the beat. I thought we had him at the end, but he had more pressure left of us. We tried to play the averages, but it didn't work out.' SHIEBLER's second place was enough to see him soar up the leaderboard from 17th overall to third.
George SZABO (USA) and crew Christian FINNSGARD (SWE) finished in third place today and held onto their ninth position overall. John MacCAUSLAND and crew Brian FATIH (USA) came in fourth in yesterday's race and are another partnership who have risen suddenly through the field from 18th to fourth overall.
Andy MacDONALD and crew Austin SPERRY (USA) took fifth today and are in eighth position overall.
|1||BER||Peter BROMBY||PETERS Rick||3||(19)||2||6||1||12|
|2||USA||Mark MENDELBLATT||Mark STRUBE||2||5||1||4||(71) OCS||12|
|3||USA||Howie SHIEBLER||Anson STOOKEY||1||(71) OCS||6||8||2||17|
|4||USA||John MacCAUSLAND||Brian FATIH||6||(71) OCS||7||5||4||22|
|5||USA||Rick MERRIMAN||Brad NICHOL||9||3||5||(14)||6||23|
|6||POR||Afonso DOMINGOS||Bernardo SANTOS||5||(23)||10||2||7||24|
|7||USA||Vince BRUN||Doug BROPHY||4||1||4||18||(71) OCS||27|
|8||USA||Andy MacDONALD||Austin SPERRY||10||(27)||12||1||5||28|
|9||USA||George SZABO||Christian FINNSGARD||12||(18)||3||11||3||29|
|10||USA||Augie DIAZ||Bob SCHOFIELD||7||2||(21)||10||16||35|