A bit less wind today but a lot shiftier. 30 degree wind shifts were the norm on the race course which is in the lee of the island. This makes for a tough day for tacticians. Three races were completed.

Team Aqua, one of the top teams in the RC44 Class, showed how tough it was by winning the first race and finishing last in the next race.

Peninsula Petroleum of Gilbraltar, with Vasco Vascotto calling the shots, had the best day with a 2, 4, 1.

Onboard Artemis, we had a bad result (12) in the second race, sandwiched by two good results, a 4 and a 3.

Our team mates on Katusha had a 13th in the first race, then a second in the second and a 5th in the third.

So, no point in going through the details. Suffice to say “it was all over the show” today. Gains and losses of five positions were happening every few minutes.

Peninsula leads the series now with 12 points and the French team on Aleph are sailing very well to be in second with 15 points.

Yesterday’s race winner the Dutch team of No Way Back with Ross MacDonald(CAN) calling tactics is in third place with 20, then Artemis Racing of Sweden with 22, followed by the Russian team Nika with 23.

Plenty of points to be won and lost in the next two days and they can go very quickly out here.

For complete results go to www.rc44.com

Paul