SB20 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – RACEGEEK RACE – Day 3

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Wednesday 30th August 2017

Well we asked for it and we got it!

The great British weather showed her true colours this morning with race officials getting sailors out of bed early to make the most of the early morning winds. With grey skies, a slight drizzle and a North Westerly breeze, it was game on!

Having slipped lines at 09:00 the fleet sailed out into the Solent to make the most of the windiest day so far. With the competitive drive and the weather getting hotter it has been all to play for here at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes. There were three good races today in a shifty northerly breeze that decreased throughout the day, keeping crews busy with the shifting wind and tide.

Competitors have now finished qualifying having completed five races in total. This now separates crews into Gold and Silver fleets, with the top 40 moving into Gold and the remaining 40 into Silver. However there is no room for complacency for the top ranking boats, all bets are off as things can still change dramatically over the next few days. There are potentially still seven more races with just one discard in Gold fleet racing.

The top three boats currently stand as Export Roo from Australia in first place, Great Britain’s Xcellent in second and Give Me Five from France in third! For a full list of results please visit our event website here.

We would like to thank our race day sponsor Racegeek for their kind support of the SB20 World Championships, it has been a pleasure having you on-board.

Until tomorrow…
The SB20 Worlds Team!

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