Day five of the J/111 World Championship dawned with a clear sky, low temperature and no gradient wind. The forecast was for 5 knots at 1030 rising to 8 by noon.
Day four of the inaugural J/111 World Championship was always going to be of massive importance, the last of the three-race-days with just two final races to be sailed tomorrow Sunday.
The Extreme Sailing Series presented by Land Rover on Cardiff Bay continued today, with no quarter given and no margin for error as a colossal 10 races were sailed, plus a knock out round.
The best of winter sailing in the Whitsundays capped off racing at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.
The Extreme Sailing Series racing on Cardiff Bay set sail today under bright skies and tactically demanding winds, that ended with the home team, J.P. Morgan BAR, in pole position.
"Whatever those guys are Shmokin I want some!" said an unnamed European tactician at the end of today's racing in Cowes after Phil Thomas and Duncan McDonald's Shmokin Joe
German Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 51 Varuna as the overall winner under IRC of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race.