Rolex Farr 40 2013 World Championships – Day 3

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    Whilst Nightshift, Enfant Terrible and Barking Mad remain the regatta leaders, the remainder of the fleet are starting to move.  Groovederci took third place in Race 1 and Danish boat Nanoq, owned by HRH Crown Prince Frederik, came fourth.  There were Aussies on each of these boats; Andrew Hudson (Mid Bow for Groovederci) and Paul Westlake (Main Trimmer aboard Nanoq).

    Flash Gordon and Plenty came frightfully close to a collision at the top mark in Race 1, which later resulted in a protest.  A heavy pin bias saw major congestion at the pin end of the line, resulting in a long night for the Jury in the Protest office.

    Barking Mad was too fast in Races 2 and 3 and lead the way from the start all the way to the finish mark.

    The weather conditions today were ideal for Australian boat, Transfusion, however, a problem with the hydraulics, affecting the backstay, had a major impact on their overall speed.

    Winds got up to 18 knots providing perfect conditions on the water.

    PRO, Peter Reggio “Luigi” set a good racecourse which generally favoured the left side.  There were good starts all day and no general recalls.

    Conditions: Mist, fog and cloud with 15-18 knots.

    Leaders at the end of Day 3:

    1st – Nightshift (26.0)

    2nd – Enfant Terrible (30.0)

    3rd – Barking Mad (32.0)

    NOTE: The Class photographer damaged her camera today, so photos will be uploaded to the website as soon as they are available.

    Provisional cumulative  results: