The IFDS Worlds were also back in action on Thursday with Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell taking the lead in the Skud, Bijlard Guus of Holland leading the 2.4mR and Bruno Jourdren, Eric Flageul and Nicolas Vimont-Vicary of France leading the Sonar.
Helena Lucas in fifth, is the best placed GBR competitor in the 2.4mR and John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas in fourth in the Sonar still have a chance of a podium finish.
Disappointingly, this was only the second day on the water for the three classes since Monday due to the unusual lack of wind but the 10 – 12 knots south-westerly lifted spirits Thursday morning when race management announced that were tr ying for three races per class, which they managed. With the final day Friday the Kinsale Yacht Club race officers will be trying to ensure a fitting finish for the 120 competitors.
29 August 2013 23:02 GMT