Big breeze on Day 4 of the World Championships
Three ‘epic’ races with 30-knot gusts made for spectacular competition on Day 4 of the SB20 World Championships.
Racing began in 20-knot breezes, which built throughout the course of the afternoon to 30 knots. Jerry Hill, sailing “SportsboatWorld’ in 13th overall described it as: “Classic Ora conditions. We had three cracking races – hard racing with some epic downwind legs. There will be lots of very tired bowmen in the fleet tonight, but this is why everyone comes here!”
Roger Hudson and the ‘Race Ahead – Spirit of Cape Town’ team took the day’s final win, following on from a consistent day with a sixth and fifth. They now have an all top-10 scoreline and are lying second overall on 36 points.
The fleet has now completed enough races for the second discard to come into play. However, the leaders have already used a high scoring discard so may well be under pressure in todays final two races – and which may play into the hands of the RSA team. Let’s hope so as a world title under their belts will be a massive boost for the team – and sailing in this country as a whole.