RS:X and T293 competitors completed 2 races whilst the Raceboard fleet completed one outside the harbour this morning in 15 plus knots of wind and it was cold! After a break, conditions in the afternoon became very shifty both in force and direction. Only the RS:X fleet were able to complete one more race whilst the others waited then were eventually sent back ashore as things got too complicated.
The RS:X fleet enjoyed three good races today resulting in a change to the podium places. Hamza Bouras (ALG-12) has regained the top spot on the leaderboard pushing Zakaria Belaidouni (ALG-27) back into second place. These two are enjoying a great battle. Ali Bouras (ALG-10) has been kicked off the podium by Aly Sultan (EGY-8) who took the bullet in race 6. However, Aly needs to watch his back as he is only ahead by one point and the chasing pack are still in with a chance, not least Egyptian Ahmed Habash who took the bullet in race 5 and a second in race 6.
In the Techno 293 Fleet, Tunisian Safouan Mami (TUN-5) is fighting back with two bullets today and a correction to his race results yesterday means he is back on the podium in second place, 7 points adrift of Ramzi-Ahmed Boudjatit who still occupies the top spot on the leaderboard. Imed Brighet (ALG-28) is consolidating his third place position, stretching the gap to a good 18 points clear of his closest rival.
Just the one race for the Raceboard Fleet today so there is no difference to the order. Kheireddine Boussaha (ALG-11) is dominating the competition scoring yet another bullet, Youcef Andjechari (ALG-06) is in second place and Faycal Benserai (ALG-16) in third.
Just one more day of racing to go - stay tuned!