Overnight leader Chris Rust struggled a little in today’s lighter conditions and could only record an eleventh and a seventh, which dropped him down to second overall. Charlotte Fitzgerald and Annie Sibthorp were the most consistent team of the day with two fourth places to give them the overall lead tonight. Charlotte’s sister Izy Fitzgerald sailing with Emily Peters won the second race after an exciting race long three way battle with Will Parkinson & Emma Brown and Emma & Martina Barry. The second race of the day was an equally tight affair with Hugo Sloper and Emma Spruce eventually winning out over Irish entry Michael and Sarah Hill. Fellow countryman Cillian Dickson crewed by Peter Regan were also always in the mix and came home in third place. This evening the International Jury were pressed into action to deal with a stream of protests from the day's racing, some of which may have bearing on the top three overall results.
With so many recalled starts today the sailors did not get ashore until after six o’clock. Despite their long day on the water, they were soon revived by a fleet barbeque, which was quickly followed by a set of raucous sketches at Nations’ Night. Tomorrow’s forecast calls for sunshine and 14 knot breezes so there is a good chance that the race committee will be able to catch up with some of the races lost yesterday. Racing tomorrow is scheduled to start at eleven o’clock and the pressure will be on the leading pack to maintain their form as the 2009 Mirror World Championship begins to build to a climax.