It would always be impossible to top – or even match – yesterday’s stellar performance and so it proved, but it was still a great day for Alinghi, who remain out in front at the top of the leaderboard ahead of tomorrow’s final day in the Kiel Cup.
Honours were much more evenly spread today. With two victories Spindrift took the day, but with Oman and Armin Strom also winning races it meant that all teams have now tasted victory in the regatta. Six races were run in the Kieler Fjord under blue skies with a moderate northerly breeze. Each race saw places being swapped multiple times, especially as the wind picked up in the afternoon.
Alinghi’s lead going into the final day is 11 points. With racing due to start at 11:00AM tomorrow, it looks like being an exciting finale!
Pictures credit: Sander van der Borch/Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour