M32 Worlds: Picture perfect racing

Portugal: Great racing in picture perfect conditions and extremely tight score card, that’s today’s wrap up from the M32 World Championship in Cascais until Sunday local time.

A breeze building up to 16 knots, clear blue skies and some of the Atlantic sea swell Cascais is known for made for another paradise day of sailing.

China ONe Ningbo leads – ABsailingmedia pic

With five more races today, now a total of 10, there were a lot of changes on the still very close leaderboard. China One Ningbo now climbing up to the top, leading with 1 point, after being the best team on the water today, winning two of today’s five races.

PJ Postma, the Chinese boa’s skipper, is chasing his third title after already making history by becoming the first person to win both the Finn Gold Cup and the Finn World Masters in the same season. Second on the leaderboard is Extreme2 with skipper Dan Cheresh.

Bliksem is third after 10 races – ABsailingmedia pic

The highest climb of today was team Midtown, which was second today and now sits in fourth overall. Larry Phillips, skipper of this American team, only had words of praise for the great sailing days Cascais has been treating them with.

“Out there today there were epic conditions for these boats. The last race was full-on, with giant swells, lots of waves, and really exciting racing,” Phillips said.

Extreme2 skippered by Dan Cheresh – Felipe Juncadella pic

The overall result list is unbelievably close and it’s game on for the last two days. Racing continues tomorrow local time with five more races on the program.

Full results at: http://m32world.com/results/

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