No Racing at Star Easterns
Published on May 2nd, 2018
Trieste, Italy (May 2, 2018) – The debut of the Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship 2018 was postponed, as a truly capricious wind did not enable the Race Committee to start the first two races planned for today. 67 crews from 17 nations will have to wait to start racing.
The first day of racing started with 26-knots Bora wind with gusts up to 30 knots that left the crews ashore. At 13:00 hours, when the first race was supposed to start, the Bora wind dropped, leaving the way to a west wind that unluckily did not blow over 4 knots. After waiting at sea for over three hours for a breeze that never came, the President of the Race Committee, Giancarlo Crevatin, had to cancel the races.
The first warning signal for race day 2 is at 11:00. According to the weather forecast, a light bora breeze is expected to blow in the morning and rise in the afternoon, reaching 18-20 knots. The Race Committee has planned to hold three races, in order to catch up at least one of those scheduled for today.
The Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship 2018 is valid with 4 races completed. Hopefully, by the last day of racing, a fifth race will be held in order to allow the exclusion of the worst score in the final ranking.
Racing is scheduled to continue through May 5.
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