While there was thankfully less drama than Tuesday, Wednesday's racing brought a few upsets that bring the fleet leaders within striking distance of other boats.
In the TP52 fleet, Hans Muller Speers's Platoon was out of the top spot for a short second after they placed 10th in the first race of the day. They rebounded with a 2-5 to finish out the day, but are currently tied with Alberto Roemmer's Azzurra. Doug DeVos and the guys on Quantum Racing had a string of disappointing finishes, and have some work to do in the next two days.
And on the J/70 course, Calvi Network thought they had the regatta tied up nicely for the third year in a row. But a 13th place in the final race brings Tim Healy and his crew onboard New England Ropes into striking distance. “I don’t know what happened to Calvi, but I think they missed out on some pressure on the first beat of the last race,” Healy said. “They didn’t have a bad start but fell behind on the first leg and then it was hard to get back into the lead group.”
In the Corinthian division, Henry Filter is doing an incredible job beating plenty of pro-heavy boats. That has to feel good.
Jahn Tihansky and Nigel Brownett are lookin' fine on Hogfish Racing, the Flying Tiger at the top of the leaderboard. They have five bullets out of seven races, but their position has not been established with just four points separating them from the next boat.
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