Leaders still leading?
After yesterday's races, raced in excellent weather conditions (with a south-easterly of 12 to 15 knots) the early leaders confirmed their leadership in almost all the classes.
Linnet, the New York 30 owned by Italian Patrizio Bertelli, is still on top of the leaderboard in the vintage gaffers, followed by Viola and Chinook. In the Big Boats division Moonbeam IV is still on the first step of the provisional podium with three wins, despite Cambria's successes in real time, while Hallowe’en and Moonbeam of Fife keeps their second and third place overall respectively.
In the Classics division, the final match looks close with Ganbare keeping its lead, but just slightly as Arcadia and Maria Giovanni II have bounced back, as did L’Étoile owned by UK's Timothy Wood that looked especially at ease in stronger breeze. In the vintage Marconi < 15 metres class, today's and tomorrow's racing should be key to determine the winners' names: Sparkman & Stephens' Enterprise is still leading but needs to look out for Skylark of 1937, Rowdy and Manitou. Uncertainty is on the menu...
In the >15 metres Marconi class, with yesterday's win the West Solent one-design Arrow has got the necessary points to secure a spot on top, followed by Cholita and Jalina.
And finally, nothing seems to be able to stop Freya of Midgard's supremacy in the Spirit of Tradition class, while Pitch is tied at points with Team 42 in the Tofinou class.
Todays' racing looks crucial to determine the leaderboard in many classes...