We’ll have a full report for you later but the hot off the press news is that after today’s fifth race Mikhail Muratov and Klaus Diederichs are tied on 16 points for the lead at the 2011 Edinburgh Cup supported by Aberdeen Asset Management. Martin Byrne had another good day with a third place moving up into third overall. Overnight second placed Julia Bailey had a disastrous start and first beat rounding the first mark in around 30th place. She managed to pull back up into 17th by the end of the race by drops down into fourth overall. Olga White, who had been lying just behind Bailey in third also had a difficult race and had to recover from a mid 20s rounding at the first mark, eventually climbing back up to 16th by the end of the race. As a result she is now lying in fifth place.
By the end of race five the wind was up to around 20 knots and the rain was coming down hard so the crews very wisely decided to abandon the Crews’ Race in favour of a good lunch ashore.