The only surprise was in Group C, where Andy Green beat Andy Beadsworth, the Olympic Soling representative and three-times national champion, into second in their group.
The only headache was having to sort out a three-way tie for second place in one of the four groups of eight. Complexities and computers were thrown aside and a good, old-fashioned lucky dip draw settled the final 16 running order.
Conditions are predicted to ease a little today, which will please the likes of Chris Law, who has honed his skills against the best in the world to put himself and his crew up to No 2 in the rankings.
Equally thankful will be another Olympian, Shirley Robertson, who was one of those picking a number out of the hat and had suffered a double pre-start penalty. Her all-woman crew joins a similar effort led by Jessie Cuthbert among the qualifiers.Reuse content