Sill continues to lead
The strong conditions caused the start had to be delayed until 1555 and the two races were held in 30 knot north or north-west winds, the boats sailing under two reefs and staysails.
Once again it was Sill Plein Fruit who took control of the race from Jean-Pierre Dick's Virbac, followed by Bobst Group-Armor Lux, Joe Seeten's Arcelor and Dominique Wavre's Temenos. Conditions abated slightly for the second race which saw the dramatic explosion of Jean-Pierre Dick's spinnaker.
Rain is expected for the final day of racing tomorrow.
1. Sill Plein Fruit - Roland Jourdain
2. Virbac - Jean-Pierre Dick
3. Bobst Group-Armor Lux - Bernard Stamm
4. Temenos - Dominique Wavre
5. Arcelor - Joe Setten.