Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Cadet Worlds Day 3

With a steady 12kt breeze - a first in itself, the race officer was keen to get the fleet on the water.
A clean start saw race 7 led by Corby/Keen at the first windward with 4 GBR boats in the top 10. Holding the lead all the way Corby/Keen brought home the first GBR win of the event, with Wilson/Fitzsimmons 8th and Yale/Chatterton 15th.

Race 8 with a bit more breeze commenced cleanly with Wilson/Fitzsimmons taking 2nd place at the first windward followed by D'Arcy/Barr 6th. With a wind shift favoring the left, places were hard to gain, resulting in Wilson/Fitzsimmons 8th, Corby/Keen 19th and White/Wootton 23rd.

Overall positions at the end of day 3, Corby/Keen 3rd, Wilson/Fitzsimmons 13th, White/Wootton 14th, Sutton/Anderson 17th, Yale/Chatterton 28th, Barr/Barr 29th, D'Arcy/Barr 38th, Speirs/Speirs   44th, Speirs/Bates 48th

The team also had a huge boost this week with a letter from HRH Prince Andrew The Duke of York showing his support for the team.

We are all looking forward to two more days of racing with a bit more breeze forecast.