Today was a completely different day from yesterday, unsteady weather made it “extremely frustrating” to set the course, the constant wind shifts and stoppages made racing very slow, only completing 24 races as opposed to 52 on the first day.The Kiwi teams are again on top of the leader board after day 2 of racing. Sam Mackay (RPNYC) and George Anyon (RNZYS) are sitting high and dry with 9 wins out of 11 races. George is still proceeding to impress the field by defeating the top 5 seeded skippers.
Sitting on equal 3rd with 3 other competitors, RPAYC sailor Malcolm Parker was feeling much better about today’s racing.
“Very happy about today, sitting well at the moment which is pretty good but we still have 2 races to go but I’m feeling a lot better today.”
Another RPAYC sailor, Milly Bennett, also fighting for a 3rd spot had an exciting win against Sam Ellis in one of the match ups. The lighter breezes seemed to have favoured the all female crew.
Even though 2 races haven’t been completed due to the wind dropping off in the late afternoon, based off the maths, all but one of the top 8 seeded teams will be advancing to the quarter finals.
Ted Anderson (Nation Race Officer) is very happy with the event so far. “It’s going good, no breakages, no breakdowns, and no problems so far.”
After 2 days of solid racing it is still anyone’s game, the strength in field shows that anyone could win it and it will make for an exciting finals series. The forecast has predicted the weather to be a little more stable for day 3. If you want to keep up with the live updates, click the links below.
Results after day 2 (pending on final flight results)
1st- Sam Mackay (RPNYC), George Anyon (RNZYS)
3rd Harry Price (CYCA)
3rd Sam Ellis (GSC)
3rh Malcolm Parker (RPAYC)
3rd Milly Bennett (RPAYC)
7th Matt Kempkers (RNZYS)
8th Clare Costanzo (RPAYC)
9th Dylan Gore (RYCT)
10th Matthew Kempkers (RNZYS)
11th Tiphaine Leroux (New Cal)
12th Cyril Fortin (New Cal)
13th Tom Trotman (SYC)