There is no change in the first three positions in Class A this morning, with Sorlandet (Norway) leading Christian Radich (Norway) and Mir (Russia) on corrected time.
In Class B, Jolie Brise (UK) leads Wyvern (Norway) and in a hard fought battle between Pegasus (UK) and Tecla (Netherlands), Pegasus has moved up into third with Tecla in fourth position, all on corrected time.
In Class C, Black Diamond of Durham (UK) has taken the lead over Dar Szczecina (Poland) with Spaniel (Latvia) in third position.
Leading Class D is Hansa (Spain) with Endorfina (Poland) down to second and Dasher (UK) back up to third position on corrected time.
Jolie Brise retains her now long-held lead overall on corrected time. Black Diamond of Durham is in second place overall, followed by Wyvern.
Hot favourite for line honours is Hansa, who has followed the rhumb line almost exactly and was expected to cross the finishing line shortly after the communications schedule, sailing at some 9.5 knots.
Astrid (Netherlands), Provident (UK) and Aglaia (Austria) have all added to the list of retirements.
Pic: Pegasus with friend at the start line
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