Tough at the top at the Worlds
With 9 qualifying races completed, today sees the start of the final series racing. Class rules dictate that just 25 make the gold fleet, meaning that competitors have had to average race scores of around 5th or less to get there. GBR have 4 teams in Gold, Tom and George in 9th(19), Max and Alex in 10th (20), Bleddyn & Nick 16th(29), and Henry and Sam 22nd(37) - a fantastic effort for their 1st Worlds. So far the Ora has been reliable filling in each morning to give winds of 18-20 knots through the day. This has favoured the larger, stronger crews demonstrated by the fact that only 4 of the 48 all girl pairings have made the silver fleet (none in Gold) - however, Becky and Fiona currently lead the way qualifying in 35th place with 62 points. Adam & Ed, Phil & John, and Art & Ed also qualified in the top 50 averaging top 10 scores. Full results on link.