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King of the Hill on Day Four

26th September 2008

After the qualification stage, Craig Burlton said that the forecast light airs would open up the racing even further. How right he was. We spoke to yesterday’s two race winners in the gold fleet, Jerry Hill and Ian from the Laser Performance crew about how things played out.

Mill's win came earlier in the day when clean air was more of a consideration than tide, heading left out into the middle of Dublin Bay up the first beat.

His take on matters is below:

Hill, meanwhile, will hope to replicate this performance going into the last day (which is currently looking even lighter and greyer overhead than yesterday in Dun Laoghaire). Hill ducked out of the strong tidal stream that runs between Dun Laoghaire’s harbour mouth and the Dalkey Sound to sneak away from his rivals in race two. Tide today will be on the ebb all day, so the same gains won’t be there upwind.

Click below to hear what he had to say about the day's racing:

No race will start after 2pm today to allow for packing up, so it will be a tight squeeze for the RC to get in the planned three races, after pulling off a near miracle to finish two races yesterday for both fleets.


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