Pressure was back today at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, Netherlands as Canadian sailors fought their way around the marks. In the Sonar fleet Bruce Millar, Logan Campbell and Scott Lutes had a sore first race, managing to find most of the lulls on the course, or as Bruce would call them “traps”.
Racing in 9-11 knots the Canadian Sonar team was the 4th boat to round the top mark, splitting from the fleet left them stuck in a hole and watching as the whole fleet passed. The lead team from the Netherlands followed into the same hole and finished the race second last. Bruce and the guys landed a 9th place finish. Big improvement in the second race saw Bruce lead the fleet around the first two marks, unfortunately the wind picked up to 16 knots and they couldn’t adjust the boat in time to hold their lead, catching the signal as the second boat over the line. The sonar guys hold 5th place overall. Finn sailor Martin Robitaille had an impressive day, posting two top ten finishes with a 9 in race one and 6 in race two, He sits at 10th place over all. Also out was Paul Tingley on the 2.4m course who sailed well in a more sturdy breeze. The 2.4m course saw winds up at 14-16 knots, giving Tingley the chance to dig in and catch a 4th in the first race, and 2nd in the next. Paul sits at 5th place overall with one more day of racing.
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