Day four . . . there is no day four. Preservation of the boats overrode all other considerations; the difficulty in retrieving the boats after racing posed the greatest, and seemingly insurmountable, problem.
The entrance to the dock area faced the wind and the waves which had built on the swell, and it was perceived that the conditions would worsen and prevent boats safely docking.
Contrarily, the dock on the other side, protected from the easterly wind was too shallow and there was danger of boats grounding and doing significant damage.
The Sunday programme now reads as follows: Match Racing 1. Artemis Racing v Luna Rossa - Swordfish 2. Oracle Racing - Bundock v Luna Rossa - Piranha
This will be followed by the Match Racing final.
The final race of the Fleet Racing Championship (with the heavily loaded points).
If racing proves impossible, and only in that case, the spare race (held on Thursday) will be used to decide the Fleet Racing championship.