Skunky start for Finn Europeans
Published on May 13th, 2019
Athens, Greece (May 13, 2019) – The start of the 2019 Finn Open European Championship will have to wait another day before racing can commence after a long day waiting onshore with no racing possible in very light and unstable winds.
After several rain fronts passed over and often no more then 3-4 knots of wind, racing for the fleet of 84 boats from 33 nations was eventually abandoned for the day shortly before 16:00.
Tomorrow, the morning conditions are expected to be similar, so racing has been put back to 13:30 with three races scheduled.
The racing is being held out of the Athens International Sailing Centre, a relatively new facility, on the eastern side of the bay, overlooked by the Olympic Stadium. The series will consist of 10 races from May 13 to 17 with the 11th race and medal race on May 18.
North American Entries (Canada, Mexico, and USA):
• Canada: Kyle Martin, Quinton Gallon, Tom Ramshaw
• USA: Caleb Paine, Eric Anderson, Luke Muller, David Brockbank
Source: Robert Deaves