Conditions were good at Day 3 of the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth. After some patchy rain in the morning, conditions brightened up considerably as the day progressed. The Providence Resources Irish Olympic Sailors continued to shine across the different race courses in the 12-16 knot south westerly breeze.
Ryan Seaton & Matt McGovern had their third race win of the championship today in the 49er class. The duo move up three places to 9th overall following an additional 9th and 3rd in their other two races of the day.
Annalise Murphy also had a race win, finishing 1st in her second race of the day. Combined with the 15th from her first race she breaks the top 10 leader board, now 7th overall.
O’Leary & Burrows maintained their position amongst the top of the Star fleet. They had a 7th and a 5th today which leaves them 3rd overall. They’ll continue their battle with their strongest competitors, Percy & Simpson (GBR) and Scheidt & Prada (BRA) tomorrow who lead in 1st and 2nd respectively.
Unfortunately Ger Owens & Scott Flanigan were disqualified from their first race of the day. They slip one position to 24th overall following their 9th place in the second race of the day.
Laser sailor James Espey finished 25th and 28th in his two races. He lies 52nd overall in the 95 boat fleet.
And in the Paralympic Sonar class, John Twomey, Ian Costello and Anthony Hegarty lie 12th overall.
With the qualifying stages now complete, the next two days will see the final series sailed before the top 10 advance to Saturday's medal race finale.