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Crews review Day One

23rd September 2008

It's another bright and light morning in Dun Laoghaire for the crews competing at the SB3 Worlds. Yesterday was a long one on the water, and here, a top contender give us his views on day one.

Current conditions on Dublin Bay are sunny with clear skies and just under 5 knots of breeze, from a north-westerly direction, ten degrees to the left of yesterday's mean.

The blue and orange fleets will be rearranged for today, pitting crews against a new combination of competitor. What won't change, however, is the calibre of the competition.

Overall results came through just short of 11pm last night, putting British helm Tim Fells just clear of compatriot Mark Richards overall, with three points between them.

If proof was needed that this is a truly international event, the fact that there are four nations in the top five is surely it, with Peter Kennedy in fifth the first to fly the Irish tricolor.

South African skipper Dave Hudson, lying fourth overall, gives us his synopsis of the first day here, with his take on layline tactics at the crowded windward mark.

Click below to hear what he had to say:


Read the interview with the SB3 designer Tony Castro in Ireland Afloat – at all good newsagents

Previous articles here

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