20150407_114356 (640x360)Pieter Heerema leads Klaus Diederichs in the final stages of their Round Robin Race..

With a beautiful sunny sky and a steady 10kt south easterly  breeze the 8 Match Race Teams almost completed their 14 round robin “flights” today, leaving 5 teams tied at the top…  Tomorrow will see the completion of the pairings and then the top 4 teams will progress into the semi-finals…

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Pieter Heerema, NED 412 gybes in front of Klaus GBR 758 to guarantee his win…..

In todays racing no one boat has dominated the regatta, mainly due to the high level of expertise on board. With all 8 boats determined to make the final “cut”  (top 4), fighting is tough and will get even more aggressive tomorrow as 18 to 20 kts of wind is forecast….!

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The winners take all & will win these wonderful “Half-Dragons” made by Petticrows Ltd..

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(Happy Hour kindly by Sponsored by Hendriks Gin, (Grant Gordon) was enjoyed by all..:-)

The 5 “tied teams” are Gustavo Lima, Pedro Andrade, Pieter Heerema, Dmitry Samokhin and Martin Payne (yes I’m just in there) !! But with Klaus Diederichs, Lars Hendriksen and Tom Vernon all out to prove a point in the morning, it’s not over till it’s over……..

Higher, Faster, Longer……………….  Stavros.