Slingsby re-takes lead
The 298 boat fleet was divided into the Gold and Silver groups in the Standard and Radial fleets whilst the 4.7's continued to aggregate scores in their 12-race series.
In the Laser Standard, Slingsby had a good day with a win and a third to be leading the Regatta by four points from Rutger van Schaardenburg (NED) on 23 points. In third place, and just one point behind is Nick Thompson (GBR).
Yesterday’s leader, Michael Leigh (CAN) has dropped back to fifth place behind Estonia’s Deniss Karpak after a disastrous day with eighth and 33rd results. Karpak, on the other hand, lifted after winning the second race.
In the Laser Radial fleet Sarah Blanck, Australia's Women's single-handed Olympic representative, found the challenging weather conditions of day five not to her liking. Leading the large internationally competitive fleet coming into today’s races, she has dropped to third place, ten points behind new leader Aleh on 24 points and Veronika Fenclova (CZE) on 28 points.
Heading into the final day, with a forecast for lighter winds, both the Standard and Radial results are sure to go right to the wire.
Rohan Langford (TAS) continues to dominate the all-Aussie 4.7 class with 3,2 results today. He leads Jarrard Lincoln (VIC) by 21 points, with Stephen Collings a further 16 points back, after another hard day in heavy winds. The regatta concludes tomorrow (Friday).
Results will follow.