Skunked (again) at 49er and 49erFX Worlds
Published on August 29th, 2017
Matosinhos, Portugal (August 29, 2017) – For the second day in a row, the start of the 49er and 49erFX World Championships has been postponed due to light winds.
“We’ve had some really frustrating conditions here, not just with unstable and patchy air, but also with seriously thick fog,” said Principal Race Officer David Campbell-James.
While the coast today remained under the influence of a light-air pressure bubble, just a few miles offshore the famous Portugese Trades were blazing with 20 knots of Northerly breeze, but never moving enough toward the coast for racing.
Campbell-James is optimistic for good conditions by the end of the week.
The Worlds schedule will now be compressed, with the Qualifying rounds now planned for the next two days (Wednesday and Thursday). Gold fleet will also extend to have four races on Friday and then racing Saturday morning. The Theatre Style final will be reduced by removing the petit final, leaving only the top 10 boats to compete in the Final on Saturday afternoon, September 2.
Event details: http://49er.org/event/2017-world-championship/
Source: Class Assn