Tom Durham and George Hand have taken the overall lead after 3 races on day 1 of the 29er Nationals at HISC.
With the wind increasing through the afternoon it was a baptism of fire for many of the young teams. The strong current combined with many of the teams inexperience showed itself in that after a Black flag start almost half the fleet found themselves on the white board and disqualified.Tom Durham & George Hand having just finished 1st youth at the 49ers persuaded Georges Dad and Dave Hall to sail their 29er out to the start and sail the 49er back - Tom and George now lead the championship with a very impressive 3,2,1. Gakl Jaffrezic & Julien Bloyet visiting from France showed how consistency pays ending up second. The young team of Alex Mothersale & Hamish Ellis with a little less constancy are placed third. Many of the results will seem a bit strange for a few days until the discard kicks in, with so many black flags one hopes that we should see a little more caution from some of the favourites.See title link for results.