Skunked at Finn Gold Cup
Published on May 9th, 2021
Porto, Portugal (May 9, 2021) – Racing was cancelled on the second day of the 2021 Finn Gold Cup with huge waves battering the harbor entrance in the afternoon and a complete lack of wind in the morning, following overnight storms.
While the start time had been brought forward, at 10:30 the huge ocean swell was breaking over the top of the breakwater and it was still raining hard with no wind on the course area.
Local authorities had imposed a 14:00 deadline to be back ashore because of concern the strong ebb tide would cause conditions at the entrance to deteriorate further, so at 11:30, with still no wind at sea, the decision was taken to abandon for the day.
With three races completed yesterday, racing is expected to continue tomorrow assuming conditions outside the harbour have moderated.
Results after three races
1 NZL 61 Andy Maloney 13
2 ESP 26 Joan Cardona 14
3 HUN 40 Zsombor Berecz 21
4 ESP 7 Alejandro Muscat 23
5 NZL 24 Josh Junior 25
6 USA 91 Luke Muller 27
7 ESP 17 Pablo Guitián Sarria 27
8. SUI 1 Nils Theuninck 31
9. CAN 18 Tom Ramshaw 38
10 AUS 1 Jake Lilley 38
A ten race series is planned for May 8-12.
Race details – Results – Facebook
Source: Robert Deaves