Skunked (again) at Finn Gold Cup
Published on May 10th, 2021
Porto, Portugal (May 10, 2021) – For the second day running, no racing was possible at the 2021 Finn Gold Cup after offshore Atlantic storms brought very unstable conditions to Porto.
After more than four hours trying to get a start away on the third day, racing was not possible amid the massive shifts, huge waves, waterspouts, hail storms, and wind ranging from 3-33 knots. With a deadline to be back in the harbor before the ebb tide kicked in, the fleet was sent ashore with no more races on the board.
It was a long, cold day on the water with more than 10 starts attempted, but each time it was abandoned in the final minute and one shortly after the start got away on a huge shift.
There are two more days left in the Finn Gold Cup, with a maximum six races possible and one more needed to get a valid series. Conditions look set to stabilize tomorrow.
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.
Source: Robert Deaves