The weather forecast proved reliable and the breeze arrived to welcome the Contender fleet to the race course on day two yesterday. Three back-to-back races were held in ideal conditions for the ‘big boys’ at McCrae Yacht Club, Australia.

Jason Beebe, current World Champion, is dominating the competition and big start lines. Stretching his overall lead with a 7th, 1st and 2nd providing him with a valuable four-point difference from fellow Aussie, Scott Cunningham.

Scott, normally a B14 and International 14 sailor, looks very comfortable in his Contender finishing with similar results to Jason – 8th, 3rd and 1st today.

Already many of the other top names are wishing for a discard with a substantial margin already growing with the top four (including Andrea Bonezzi and Mark Bulka) versus the remaining 86 competitors.

The fleet starting in the second race yesterday.

The fleet starting in the second race yesterday.

It was similar weather today and sailors were massaging their weary muscles last night after a hard day on the water – two races were planned for today – keep up to date with all of the action via Race Tracker Live:

Results available HERE and videos by VR Sport Media.