Andy Maloney will take a six point lead over Giles Scott into Saturday’s medal race to fight for the gold medal in the 50 Trofeo S.A.R Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR in Palma, Mallorca. Two convincing bullets from Scott on the final day of the fleet series has brought him within striking distance of Maloney who has led for much of the week. Maloney’s teammate Josh Junior remains in third with a comfortable gap on the rest of the fleet.
The day started sunny with all fleets held onshore expecting a sea breeze later in the day. The fleet was released from the beach at 11.00 but it still took some time to get started, by which time the breeze was building to 10-12 knots, with a lot of incoming cloud.