| The next race was sailed in a building breeze, which topped out at 14-15 knots. While world Champion, Salminen, led at the top, France’s Jonathan Lobert got through downwind, but then rounded the unfavoured gate mark. Salminen rounded the opposite mark and led back up the second beat to take the win from Lobert and Heiner. |
Salminen said, “I am slowly working myself back into the regatta. I’ve been making a lot of stupid mistakes, but maybe today my speed was my friend, as I don’t know if I sailed that well.”
“We’ve have had quite short courses for this many boats and in this light stuff everyone goes almost the same speed, so it’s really important to find a good lane and work your speed out of there. And then downwind the same, when everyone arrives at the top mark at the same time it’s really had to find that little extra.”
Today, “I had a solid start and then found some really good lanes where I could work my speed. And then downwind, I am quite fast in these choppy sea breeze waves.”
With a fourth and a second, Lobert had the best score of the day and moved up to sixth overall.