The light drizzle that plagued the course for the whole day turned out to be inconsequential – as Race Organizers completed 4 races in a consistent North – North-Easterly breeze. With sufficient wind and manpower, the IODA course came into play, offering a different flavour of racing for the sailors. Day 2 jumbled up the overall standings, as we note strong performances from a few individuals across the fleet.
Placed 8th after Day 1, Lucas (3913) had a superb outing on Day 2, scoring 2 bullets and top 10 finishes for all races to sit in 2nd place overall with 18 points. He is sandwiched between Day 1’s leader – Ella (3183) who trails in 3rd with 25 points and Isaac (3104) who shrugged off a 14th on Race 1 to score podium places in 3 out of 4 races to top the table with 15 points. Arguably the most consistent performer in the top 10, Josh (3179) continues scoring top 10 finishes in all of Day 2’s races to place 5th overall, 2 points behind Zeph (3407).
A few rungs below, Lyric (728) struggled with consistency, dropping to 10th after only managing to score her best performance in race 6, finishing 3rd. She was not alone, as her CSC compatriots continued to find their form – with one of them possibly in contention for top 10 as well! Apart from the blemish in race 5 (21st), Tiago (719) seems to be hitting his stride, scoring a 5th in Race 3, 4th in Race 4 and 1st in Race 6 to climb to 13th overall. He places 1 position ahead of the Hong Kong contingent’s best performer, Manchak (HKG 302), flying the Hebe Haven Yacht Club burgee high with top 20 finishes in 4 races, scoring a series best 3rd in Race 1.
We’re halfway through! Now that 6 races have been completed, we keep our fingers crossed for sufficient winds to complete at least 2 more races on Day 3, allowing for the Medal Race to be activated for the final day.