A little less wind than forecast ensured A rigs were the order of the day. For one or two races B rigs were tried as an alternative, but those that conducted the experiment soon saw the error of their ways and reverted to the largest sail. Close finishes occurred in most races as, once again, the fleet demonstrated its ongoing improvement in standards. Some wave the rules, while others rule the waves and after a tremendous days racing with a fleet of 7 Richard Whittle (GBR 1035) took the honours with a 1 point margin.
Although a few average results in the morning may have placed him midfleet, whatever he ate for lunch must have done him the power of good and 'rule the waves' he did.
A dominant display saw Whittle win almost all of the 6 afternoon races - enough to ensure an overall win for the second Sunday in a row.
Next Sunday, following a minutes silence at 11am in remembrance of the fallen, the gloves will be off again (or on, if it is cold) and racing will resume with Whittle now the man to beat.