Day 2 Gaeta
The teams gathered early in an attempt to catch up for the loss of sailing on Friday, but the wind gods were less than generous. Eventually they smiled and the teams made all speed for the race course.
To make up time the Race Committee used the shorter course to begin with, going back to the full course as the wind gained. But if was not a great day for breeze… so by the end only 14 races were sailed.
Despite the fickle breeze there was some great racing. Bavaria having supplied several club members to the Belgian team, may have regretted this choice when Belgium took their race by the closest of margins at the finish line.
The Brits, always keen to have a go at each other on foreign soil carried on the recent Footballing example with a phenomenal struggle between the Royal Thames and Serpentine. Again it was the finish line that saw the most dramatic action. RTYC took a voluntary penalty on the line, and Serpentine anxious to maintain positions, immediately spun out to pin RTYC into last. Never the leaving the zone both gybed back to finish, a gently touch a protest and the race went to Serpentine. ( Watch this space to see if World Sailing agree)