The day’s action began in the morning with the eight Extreme 40 teams sent out to race early to take advantage of the morning breeze. Seven races were staged in the afternoon and Realteam finished in 7th position after 15 races.
The fleet described the conditions as erratic and challenging, with the breeze funneling between the towering skyscrapers making the racing unpredictable.
With some races lasting less than six minutes, the pre –start sequence became integral on the short stadium race course, and at some point throughout the day nearly all teams caved to the pressure jumping the gun and receiving a starting penalty.
Saturday and Sunday’s racing will be broadcast live on the official website at the amended time of 1700-1830 daily local time (1100-1230 European time) and live to homes around Singapore on national broadcaster Starhub Supersports Arena.
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