Things started out slowly on Day 3 of US SAILING's
Rolex Miami OCR when all but one class was postponed
ashore due to the light wind that followed morning showers.
Marina Alabau -ESP- just has to finish the regatta to win.
She put in another two bullets to retain her perfect
score line even discarding a win in the process.
That's a nice one to have in the bank !
So the race is on for the minor places in the RS:X women's windsurfing fleet. Bryony Shaw - GBR- is not quite a sure thing for 2nd place but she has a 4 point lead over Charline Picon - FRA - and a better discard so is well placed to take silver. The new face in the top 4 is Australia's Jessica Crisp who now has a fight on her hands with multiple Youth Windsurfing World Champion, Laura Linares - ITA - just one point back
Over in the RS:X men's fleet, Nick Dempsey was more satisfied with his day's work scoring a first and a third in the shifty 9-15 knot breeze. It was good enough to take 2 points out of Dorian van Rijsselberge's lead. Dorian - NED - put in a 2 and a 4 so is 3 points in front.
Back in 3rd place, Nimrod Mashiah - ISR - has a fight on his hands. on the one hand he is keen to take the fight to Nick just 3 points in front and on the other he has Ivan Pastor - ESP - 2 points back in 4th.
This, as they say, could get interesting as we move towards the medal race where all points are scored double. It's too close to call this far out!