Increased breeze and cresting waves were the order for the second day of qualifying at the 2015 Zhik 29er World Championship. Conditions tested the best with many returning with broken masts, ripped sails and gear, while the teams up to the task had one of the best days of racing.
James Wilson/Oscar Gunn (NZL) and Juho Kotiranta/Akseli Keskinen (FIN) remain tied for first after seven races with both teams carrying five firsts and 1 second. Tam Lindsay/William McKenzie (NZL) are lurking just 2 points behind with Chris Williford/Wade Waddell (USA) trailing by one more point. British National champs James Grummett/Daniel Budden (GBR) had a stellar day bringing them to round out the top 5.
Conditions are forecasted to go much lighter for the remainder of the series, which will further challenge the teams who so far have been heavy air specialists. Mimi El-Kazindar/Emma Loveridge (GBR) remain the top female team in 28th, with huge bonus points for persevering through the extremely tough conditions.
Racing for qualifying continues on Tuesday, August 11 with the finals to start August 12 and the prizegiving on August 14.