The race on Friday, 20 August, has been a short offshore, although never out of sight of land, of 55 nautical miles. Of the three Irish yachts, according to the fleet GPS tracker, Antix leads her class, while Marinerscove.ie lies fourth and Roxy 6 eighth. Maybe not the best performance of this fantastic week for Irish sailing, but with the Hong Kong team struggling to capitalise, the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) team led by Barry Rose may well end the day having extended its lead.
Saturday sees the final race of the series. It is a double-points race so anything remains conceivably possible. However, if the current standings translate into results, Ireland has a vice-like grip on the title, according to local sources including leading website Cowes online.
More as we have it.