by Richard Crockett
An OCS in the final race of the day blotted what was looking like a good day for Howard Leoto & Shane White who opened the day with a 7th. With an OCS and a DNF they have in effect sailed their discards as the second discard has come into play – yet remain in 9th spot overall with just 1 race remaining today.
Paul & Polly Changuion had a 20 & 14 for the day, with Marlon Jones & Lebo January having the best two races of the RSA contingent, ending with a 15 & 13.
The Cornish weather served up sunshine and, early on, showers with a strong, gusty westerly winds. With only 3 races remaining in the event, the Race Committee decided on two races yesterday, leaving just one for tomorrow.
Race 10 got away cleanly under a ‘P’ flag on a triangle-sausage-triangle course. The strong gusty wind and a bit of a chop made for conditions that were less than comfortable for some in the fleet. The spinnaker reaches were very exciting and even some of the heavier crews who chose to fly spinnakers dropped places when they lost control in a mega-gust.
Race 11 got away under a ‘P’ flag with individual recalls with RSA sailors Howard Leoto & Shane White being one of the two boats pinged for being OCS. With the gusts building, conditions were very challenging.
Today is the final race.
9 Howard Leoto & Shane White
19 Paul & Polly Changuion
22 Marlon Jones & Lebo January
30 Grant Ekermans & Helen Jansen Van Vuuren
34 Kuba Miszewski & William Gordge
Full Results HERE