Spaniard Ivan Pastor (ESP-7) and defending World Champion, Maksymilian Wojcik (POL-7), battled head to head off the same start line today as the men’s division was re-grouped into Gold and Silver Flights. [more] Ivan Pastor snatched both bullets ending the day 1 point ahead of Maksymilian Wojcik, now relegated to silver position on the podium.  The third place is occupied by Frenchman Nicolas Huguet, first master, 10 points behind.

In the ladies fleet, Latvian Vita Matise moved 2 points ahead of her team mate Ilona Grinberga with a bullet and a second to take the top spot on the podium.  Joanna Sterling from Australia in third place overall scored a second and bullet narrowing the gap by two points so now just 5 points behind.  Veteran Maria Antonia Dominguez (ESP-11) is losing sight of the podium, now 11 points adrift.

It was a long wait this morning until 6-8 knots was recorded in the course area. Everyone eagerly anticipated the battle to take the lead in the Gold fleet; who would come out on top – POL-7 or ESP-7? Unfortunately the wind only allowed for two races as it became too unstable.  It looks as though the remaining two championship days will favour the light wind specialists.

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Results After Nine Races:  Men Gold / Men Silver / Women