The third of the three stable combinations is the 1/4/5. The strength of this combination relies the team mate if first place actually crossing the finish line in first. She must go fast and do the right things, like not getting fooled into a tacking duel and potentially losing her first place position. Fourth and fifth just need to keep the one opponent in sixth behind them. With an unsuspecting 2/3/6, fourth and fifth will have an easy time trading off tacks to ensure sixth remains behind them. The danger lies in the potential for opponents in second and third to drop on fourth and fifth and push them back, bringing up their teammate who was in sixth, moving her into fourth, consolidating their gains into the 2/3/4 combination.