After making its 360 degrees turn for hitting the mark, the Xp 38 crew chased the pack and overtook them all ending 3rd on corrected time. Second race was started on 20-25 knots of wind, and the Veolia crew was a bit too occupied in changing the rig setup and missed the start by 2.5 min.
Despite a strong come-back and finishing first across the line, the time lost was too much - and Veolia landed as the 4th overall winner on corrected time.
The X-35, Niramo Extreme, won both races, through good speed, boat handling and tactics which were called by Jesper Bank.
The conditions changed on the second day of racing to 4-7 knots of wind, and with a perfect start, the Veolia led from start to finish catching divisions one yachts and winning comfortably both in class and overall.
For the second race the wind state low dropping to 3-5 knots on the final legs. Despite being chased hard by the X-35 Niramo Extreme, the Xp 38 Veolia stayed ahead and won the race.
For the final day of racing, the wind was back to 17-22 knots from East and the steep waves were also back. After another 3 races, where Veolia made 1,5 (early start), 1, they were narrowly beaten by 1 point after 7 races by the X-35, Niramo Extreme.
All in all, the Xp 38 crew was happy and impressed with the potential of their new yacht, and are looking forward to their next race at the X-Yachts Ostsee Cup in Heiligenhafen.
ORC division 3 was dominated by X-332's:
The top 3 position went to 3 X-332's that battled it out overall all 3 race days.
At the end, the standard X-332 Rubix was most consistent and won over the X-332 Sport from Kaj Haupthoff by 5 points equal points with the X-332 Chinook on third place.