LOCAL sailors Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern, who have been sailing for four consecutive days, put in another solid performance to hold on to their spot as ninth overall on the leader board.
They began Race 7 in 16th place but quickly moved up the ranks to finish just outside the top 10 in 11th.
Race 8 saw the Irish duo better themselves further, finishing a respectable ninth, which was enough for them to remain in ninth overall on 61 points.
The Australians, Outteridge and Jensen, hold the lead on 24 points followed by Morrison and Rhodes (GBR) on 35 and Burling and Tuke (GBR) on 41.
The 49er class will continue to race tomorrow before their well-earned rest day on Saturday.
“Ryan and Matt have been sailing flat out for four days and they’ve remained within the top 10 every day. They’re sailing really well and are intent on keeping it that way,” remarked ISA Performance Director James O’Callaghan.
It was a rest day for James Espey from Ballyholme in the Laser class. He is 45th overall after six races and continues his regatta today.