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Mike Lennon, the defending champion, took the lead on the first day of the MDL Melges 24 National Championship at Brixham, scoring two wins and a sixth. Second was the 470 Olympic silver medallist John Merricks, with the former Whitbread skipper, Matt Humphries, third.

Mark Turner in England 1 was declared winner of the third leg of the Teacher's Round Britain Challenge from Oban to Newcastle-upon-Tyne when it was abandoned due to light winds. Second was Paul Jeffes for Scotland, with Jean-Philippe Saliou third for France.