Day four of racing had a stop-start feel with the weather having a major influence on proceedings. The morning fleets headed out in a 20 knot breeze making for some tricky sailing conditions and as the morning wore on a storm front moved across the bay, initially dropping the breeze before the boats were sent to shore and racing postponed. After an hour break the afternoon fleets hit the course to try and get some racing in amongst the shifting breeze and driving rain.
The 49er and 29er fleets were the only ones to complete any racing, both getting a race in before the conditions worsened and all the fleets were sent back to shore, with the Laser, 470 and RS:X classes unable to complete a race on day four. Reigning 49er World Champion Nathan Outteridge was left crewless today with Iain Jensen stuck on shore due to illness. All was not lost for the Australian pair with an experienced stand in crew available in Irish sailor Matt McGovern. McGovern and skipper Ryan Seaton broke their mast racing on Wednesday and retired from the event. -- Full story: