Once again the weather gods did not look favourably on Port Philip Bay in Victoria, Australia as only one of three scheduled races was completed.
An 11-13 knot wind was favourable for Rio silver medallist Annalise Murphy finishing 9th in the blue fleet to lie 45th overall. Eve McMahon (HYC) (yellow fleet) who lead the trials on day one, could only manage a 31st to add to her first race 20th to lie 52nd overall. A better day for Aoife Hopkins (LDYC) in the yellow fleet who added a 10th to her first day 45th to lie 55th overall. Aisling Keller (LDYC) placed 18th in the blue fleet and is now 60th overall.
Tuesday could prove difficult for completing the scheduled three races. Light and shifty winds are forecast until mid-afternoon. However, the pattern is predicted to settle for Wednesday and Thursday which should allow the organisers to catch up with the programme.
While discards will not kick in until after race four, the Irish sailors will need to ensure gold fleet (top 52) to minimise the points they will carry into the 2nd trial in Palma next month.