The Race Committee headed by Olivier Roinson had its work cut out today, but managed six perfectly run races between squalls in a stiff breeze for the Challenge de Printemps Smeralda 888.
On their return to the Monegasque race area after the Primo Cup in February, competitors were delighted for the chance to race in tough conditions where the organisation was first class.
There is everything to play for in the top four, even though current leader Timofey Sukhotin (Beda) appeared to master the elements best.
However, Prince Charles de Bourbon-Siciles (Vamos) is hot on his heels in 2nd, ahead of Roberto Tamburelli (Forrest Gump), always at ease in a breeze, who lost precious points after the on-water jury slapped on a penalty.
Still in with a chance tomorrow, last day of racing, is the promising Ange Transparent helmed by Valter Pizzoli who won two races but lacks consistency.
Originally published at Monaco Yacht Club