17 year-old Estonian Karl-Erik Saarm has every intention of claiming the youth title, top of the leaderboard with a perfect score after 9 races, two discards.  Brazilian Leonardo Venturini has picked up the two bullets that slipped from Karl-Erik’s grasp but is now seven points behind. [more] Ten points behind, currently in third place on the podium, is Jan Orsatt from Switzerland.  Can he hold on to that position?

It is not so clear-cut in the Masters Fleet as Miguel Martinho from Portugal nudges Latvian Preiss into second position on the leaderboard, clear by just one point.  These two are having a good battle for the Masters title.  Italian Grandmaster Marco Begalli has stepped on to the podium in third place, now a good ten points clear of his nearest rival.

Championship Race 5 was abandoned by the Race Committee on Wednesday afternoon but it has now been reinstated by the Jury who decided it was indeed a valid race.

The local forecast for Friday 4 July suggests 9-16 knots from the NNW and rough seas which should give good racing conditions.  It looks a little less for the afternoon as it rotates to WNW.  All to play for as competitors jostle for those podium positions.

Results after 9 races

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