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The weekend of the 19 and 20 september saw a day of light and dying wind with only 2 races sailed and a third abandoned as the fleet ran out of the time limit. Sunday by contrast saw a building breeze and twin wiring for all of the 4 races.

The shifty conditions were tough to gauge and on Saturday it was `Darren Bundock and Will Howden who played the conditions the best with both races in the top three, and holding the overall led over night, with second Mischa Heemskerk and Bastian Tenteij, with one race win and a 5th place to count, then third overall, Koen De Koning and Tyse Visser, with Styles and Van West in 6th overall.

Sunday with more wind saw a new team come to the fore, in the shape of Olivie Backes and Arnot Garlegan from France, who sailed a great day and no result outside of the first 2 finishing positions, moved them onto the podium. It was then a fight for the overall title between Heemskerk and Bundock, which went the way of the Dutch man as Bundock didn’t have the best of the first 2 races and couldn’t quite match the speed of the Dutch on the downwind legs. De Koning had a mixed day with a win and then some around the top 5, and managed to clinch 4th overall, with 5th overall and finishing strongly Styles and Van West.

For several of the teams the next event is the Extreme 40 regatta in Amsterdam next weekend, and then back in the UK Styles will have the UK Inlands in 4 weekends time.

Many thanks to the sponsors, Nacra Europe, Boskalis, Marlow Ropes, Gill, Tacktick, Holt, Towergate Mardon Insurance.