Friday, September 7, 2007

Up and down at the Maxi Worlds

Once again, all four divisions undertook the same course - after a 2-hour delay while the Race Committee allowed some breeze to build and settle. Build is relative, as the four divisions set off into a 5-knot easterly to a windward mark. Thereafter the 25 nautical-mile course took the yachts to Monaci rocks, down the southern shore of Caprera to a mark at Secca tre Monti before taking them back to the original windward mark, down into Golfo Pevero and the finish off Porto Cervo.
By the end of the day some intriguing contests were set up for the final day tomorrow - where a fifth completed race will bring a discard into play. In Racing, Morning Glory (GER) and Loki (AUS) are locked on 9 points, with the German boat in pole on countback having logged two wins to the Australian boats single bullet. In the Wally Division, a point separates J One (GBR) and Indio (ITA) after they finished second and first respectively. Cruising Division sees Ranger leading by two points from Velsheda whilst, in the Mini Maxi Division, Atalanta II (ITA) appears to have an unassailable lead of 8 points over OPS 5 after her disappointing 6th place today. Rolex / Kurt Arrigo & Carlo Borlenghi