An absolutely draining day on the Finn course with 2 races in 18-23 knots coming off the land with huge shifts and equally large variances in velocity. Each windward leg was not over until it was over, the last shift dictated the leaders, and then with the weather mark close to the shoreline, once they jumped free they extended quickly. The fleet in both races was strung out over 2 legs of the race course.
Team GBR continues to dominate, holding down the top 3 places overall, with Ben Ainslie killing the day with a pair of bullets to extend his strangle hold on the event. The Canadian squad battled gamely throughout the day, with moments of brilliance and other not so special occasions. Chris Cook continues to lead the charge for the Canadian squad, his 14 - 12 on the day, although not overwhelming does keep him in the hunt as he currently sits 8th overall. In fact, Chris is the only other Finn sailor to have won a race thus far at this event aside from the Brits!
Greg Douglas is oh-so-close to that breakthrough into the front runners. The day was all about inches for Greg where unfortunately he fell just short of hanging onto the lead group. His consistent mid 20's finishes on the day leaves him in 20th after 6 races.
After a chilly day on the water, tomorrow looks to provide a change of pace with light winds in the forecast. The change up in conditions is bound to impact the results with many potential movers. Four races remain and thus a great deal of opportunity for change both in our Canadian trials and the overall scoreboard.