Competition has been tense in Roses Bay on the first day sailed in final series, where three races have been completed. If the expected batlle has taken place between Paschalidis-Trigonis (5, 2, 1) and Bundock-Nicholas (12, 1, 2), both teams keeping on leading the championship, it is also to notice the excellent performance from ARG pair Gonzalez Smith-Heuser (4, 3, 9), securing third place 12 points ahead 2016 World Champion Pablo Völker, crewed by Sergio Mehl, followed by six boats grouped in 9 points (Burvill-Puttman (AUS), Krevisky-Benitez (ARG), Demesmaeker-Bagué (BEL), Souben-Amiot (FRA), Parker-Brown (AUS) and Mazzuchi-Lisignoli (ITA).
By getting a 66 points UFD score in Race 8, Mitch and Ruben Booth temporarily leave the top ten, but they are likely to get back into the game, as a second discard will be granted after Race 12 to be sailed.
Interesting competition too in the Silver Fleet, where rookies are performing pretty well, Arthur Boc-Ho & Laetitia Lefevre (FRA) winning Race 8, young Max Linder & Niklas Forhaug (SWE) Race 9, and when very young Buchan brothers (AUS), 15 & 17 years old, scored a 2 and a 3…
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