It was a frustrating third day for the sailors at the Delta Lloyd Regatta with wind increasing to 30 knots, racing was postponed ashore.
The Men’s RS:X were the only fleet to successfully complete their two scheduled races. The day belonged to Taehoon Lee (KOR) who won Race 5 before finishing second in Race 6 to end the day on 12 points is in third.
The top of the Men’s Standings is tight with just three points separating Dorian Van Rijsselberge (NED) in first, on nine points, and Lee in third.
Van Rijsselberge, who is sailing in his home regatta, has been the pick of the sailors in the RS:X fleet this week. After winning gold at the Rolex Miami OCR and Trofeo S.A.R. Princess Sofia MAPFRE the Dutchman is well on track to maintain his 100% record so far having only competed in two out of four ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas before Medemblik.
His nine points gives him a two point advantage over Jon-Paul Tobin (NZL) who finished 2-3 today.
The rest of the fleet have a tough task of catching Van Rijsselberge, Tobin and Lee as Canada’s Zachary Plavsic, in fourth place, finds himself trailing the frontrunners by 15 points.
Friday’s forecast predicts a more “sailable” weather and racing is scheduled to resume at 9am with the Women Match Racing.