The first race of the day was won by Bob (Damian Carey and Austin Freer), followed by Rumble Fish, then Ripples (Chris Fuller and Daisy Fuller). The fleet struggled with the tide on the starting line and after a general recall the RO raised the black flag. Blue (David Wade and Imogen Wade) and Woody (Kevin Jarvis and Rose Jarvis) then became the first boats to be black flagged for the series.
In the second race, Rumble Fish came first, followed by Bob, then Ripples. Wave Catcher (Cullen Hughes and James Hughes) came 7th, which combined with a 9th in the previous race, cut into their margin for the lead.
The third race was won by Rumble Fish again, followed by McMissile (Campbell McKay and Stirling McKay) and Wave Catcher. Blue (David and Imogen Wade) came back with a 5th place. Waterborne At Last took a Scoring Penalty and scored as 26th (which was promptly dropped).
So, with two days to go, Wave Catcher still holds the lead after the drop, but only by a single point, and the top five boats are still within 15 points of each other.
1st Wave Catcher - 19 Points
2nd Rumble Fish - 20
3rd Bob -24
4th McMissile - 26
5th Ripples - 33
6th Waterborne At Last - 39
7th Girra-girra - 57
8th B2 -57
9th Foxy Lady III -57
10th Bulletproof -64
The winds have been unexpectedly light so far, which has favoured the lighter crews. There are strong wind warnings for Sydney Harbour today and tomorrow, but only for parts of the day, and we may see only 10-15 knots for the racing.
Full results here: http://www.imcansw.org/uploa…/1/3/9/8/13987755/series_r7.pdf
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