27 May 2010
Delta Lloyd Day 2 Produces Light Winds
It was a very long day in Medemblik, during the second day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta. As expected the wind remained light during the morning before dying totally.
The dying wind created many upset among the 4704s Blue group; only 12 boats could finish the fifth race within the time limit, leaving 29 teams with a DNF. With the regrouping tonight into Gold and Silver finals, this last race will have a strong impact on the regatta.
Nic Asher and Elliott Willis (GBR) have kept the lead over Gideon Kliger and Eran Sela (ISR) and French Pierre Leboucher and Vincent Garos (FRA).
Hannah Mills and Claire Cumming (GBR) are the new leaders of the 470 women fleet. `I think it was a day to be punchy at the corners rather than conservative in the middle as the wind seemed to fill back in towards the edges of the course and also, when you had a lane and saw pressure ahead just to stick with it. I think that`s what worked well for us today.` explained Mills. The best results today go to Danish duo of Henriette Koch and Lene Sommer who take second overall after a 4th and a first.
Image: 2010 Holland Regatta © Sander van der Borch