The unseeded crews who enjoyed the sunshine and light airs meet the winners of the regional heats and Andy Beadsworth, the defending champion. Stiffer breezes are forecast.
The seeded group contains the 1994 champion Ben Vines, the 5,000 champion sailor Ian Budgeon, and the Olympic contender, Iain Pinell. The double Olympic representative Stuart Childerley had to qualify and he tops the unseeded group, which also contains the national women's champion, Cordelia Eglin. Photograph: Peter JayReuse content