Max wind at 29er World Championship

Published on January 7th, 2018

(January 7, 2018) – It was another seriously brisk day for the second day of the final series of the 2018 29er World Championship in Hong Kong. After racing was cancelled yesterday due to excessive winds, sailors were initially held onshore today until the breeze moderated a little before the gold and silver fleets were released onto the water.

The first race began in a north-easterly breeze of 22 knots, and when the winds steadily increased during the second race, the race committee abandoned the second race whilst both fleets were in their first lap.

If the breeze decides to agree, up to four races may be held tomorrow for the final day of racing. The results carry over the finishing position from the qualifying series to include as a race score.

Racing for 58 teams from 11 countries is planned from January 3 to 8.

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