Race 5 – After three days of cold, heavy overcast and often rainy days, the sun appeared which raised the hopes of the sailors for a more consistent breeze. It was not to be. While a more southerly breeze than in previous races prompted the starter to set a shorter course at the bottom of the race course, the variable and shifting wind tested all sailors. The race was won by Matt Owen in Deffcon 1, after an excellent start, and he extended his winning streak in the series to four wins from four races. John Hanrahan sailing in The Wife’s Ffault and John Tracey in Wings battled for second and third places. The fleet was well spread out in the lightish conditions.
Race 6 – Back to back races enabled the fleet to experience a similar race to the earlier one. Craig Davidson in Super Snabb sailed a superb race after an excellent start to head off Ashley Smith in Sake to take first place in a shortened course. Matt Owen recovered from a horror start to take third place. Again the fleet was spread out and the shifting winds tested the boats’ spinnaker techniques.
Race 7 – Craig Davidson in Super Snabb sailed another superb race to win comfortably from John Tracey and Matt Owen. Davidson extended his lead as the race progressed in quite variable and shifting conditions. However, the short course allowed for exciting finishes for those in the middle of the fleet.