Race Day 3 – Two great races again today in 15-25 knots of wind from the Northwest. We had a bit of rain, but the wind really made the racing exciting with the boats planing at over 20 knots downwind.
Onboard ARTEMIS we had a good day and moved up in the standings from 7th to 4th. We did not have good starts in either race but made great comebacks by playing the very shifty wind to finish 7th and 2nd.
TeamOrigin won the first race but stumbled a bit in the second by fouling ALL4ONE at the first mark and the finished 7th. Emirates Team New Zealand had a great day with a 2, 1 and now lead the series with 26 points to TeamOrigin with 29. The Russian team, Synergy is third with 34 points just two ahead of ARTEMIS with 36. ALL4ONE is 5th with 37.
Tomorrow will be the coastal race down to Lisbon and back…about 25 miles. Good breeze is forecast so it should be a fairly quick race. The current will be tricky near Lisbon as there is a big river outlet to the ocean.