The sun was shining, a light to moderate breeze was blowing on the Italian coast off Gaeta, and yet the star boaters stayed in port on Tuesday (April 27). Instead of starting the third race of the world championship, there was only discussion.
Reason: Contrary to the class rules and the sailing instructions, the race committee had all crews weighed before the second race on Monday. Two "overweight people" protested against this successfully. After the whole race was supposed to be repeated at first, the two finally got a reparation. But by the time that was tied down, the wonderful day of sailing was already over. The third race must now be rescheduled on the rest day (Wednesday). "The entire procedure met with great incomprehension among all participants," reported Marc Aurel Pickel from Kiel, "that was a tragedy." Oddly enough, all participants who achieve a better result than on Monday should get this in the repetition, all others should get the original result. This in turn caused numerous dissenting voices. In the end they were heard, and - almost - everything stayed the same. Only there was no more sailing. And at the top, the reparations had no effect. The Swedes Frederik Lööf / Anders Ekström, Marc Pickel and Ingo Borkowski from Potsdam remained in the lead in twelfth place.