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VDLR update - Friday lunchtime

10th July 2009

ImageThe dust has settled from day one, and thankfully a new weather pattern has arrived ahead of schedule. Early indications of light breeze have been blown away as 10-12 knots from the South-East filled in across the bay. On the water, racing is underway, while ashore, the early creases in results have been ironed out, with some interesting changes in overall positions.

In IRC 0, Tim Costello's Tiamat was reinstated as the winner, with visitors Impetuous from South Caernarvonshire and Quokka from Cowes being pushed down to third spot on the podium. Jalapeno, credited with one of the first wins of the day, was DSQ'd after a protests, meaning that Ulster boat Juniper took the win in the J109 class.

IRC1 Saw Raptor given the flick in the protest room, with Shipmans, Ruffians and Fireball stalwart Louis Smyth all falling foul of the jury.

Today's racing sees most fleets put in two races, with the dinghy and SB3/J80 fleets fitting three races in to a packed schedule. Team

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