Today we had a 30 mile race around the bay of Portimao in winds that started out at 8 knots from 230 and finished up at 15 knots from 300. It wasn’t a smooth transition in the swing to the right…plenty of holes and reshuffling.

Onboard Windquest with Doug de Vos driving, we had good day finishing 5th in both parts. This was a two part race with a scoring gate half way.

Artemis was the early leader but went too far inshore on the second run and lost four places. Mean Machine gybed offshore along with us, Patches and the Russians. Just to give you an idea of how it was, inshore paid on the first run then it was horrible on the second run. Hard to know.

We are happy with our consistency so far in the regatta. Today’s fifths moves up two places to 5th overall in the Portugal Cup.

For complete scores go to: www.medcup.com