After another two windy races, Rafa Trujillo (ESP) scoref a 1-2 to close the gap on Ed Wright (GBR) who scored 2-5 today, though they increased their lead over the rest of the fleet.
Race seven was led initially by Trujillo but Wright shot past on the run. Trujillo favored the middle ground on the second beat to retake the lead and held it to the finish Thomas Le Breton suffered gear failure and slipped back with Giles Scott (GBR) climbing to third.
Trujillo again led to the top mark in race eight with the winds topping 22 knots and a very nasty sea running. He lost the lead to defending champion Jonas Hogh Christensen (DEN) on the second beat and the Dane led until the final thrilling stages of the fast spray filled second reach when Daniel Birgmark (SWE) first sailed under Trujillo and then Hogh Christensen to win the race.
The final two qualification races are scheduled for Friday before Saturday's medal race.