Just like the mailman, Landsailing Worlds deliver
Published on July 18th, 2014
Austin, NV (July 18, 2014) – Mother Nature served up plenty of variety today at the Landsailing Worlds. The first two races of the day, for Manta Twin and Manta Single classes, were interrupted by rain and some hail after a great start in tricky but good winds. The rain produced slippery, sticky mud on the lake surface, and the two Manta Classes were black flagged and ordered to stop where they were on the course to prevent damage to the dry lake from tire impressions and foot prints.
After a half hour halt to allow the lake surface to dry, racing was resumed in light to medium, shifty winds. All eligible classes were able to complete their minimum of three races to qualify for a World Championship. Saturday will be the final day of racing in this World Championship, and everyone is eager to get back out on Smith Creek Playa for more races before the regatta is concluded.
Race dates: International 5.6 Mini, July 13 to 15
Race dates: All others, July 15 (pm) to 19
Event website: http://www.nalsa.org/Worlds2014Splash.html
Photo by Carels Photography. Report by event media.