The first day started with a totally calm and sunny morning, and finished in thunderstorms and heavy rain, the Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes, France, put the sailors to the test on the first day of racing.
An earlier start allowed the Gold fleet to get a full four races on the penultimate day of the International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island, with the Silver fleet once again getting in three.
For the first time in the championship blue skies welcomed sailors to the venue with no sign of sea fog. Fortunately the gradient wind remained from the north east and the first starting signal was as scheduled.
The Moth Worlds fleet woke up to a glorious day at Hayling Island. The wind was blowing a steady 15 knots, the sun was shining and it was 23 degrees by 10:00 - perfect sailing conditions. The Gold fleet went out into Hayling Bay, while the Silver fleet headed off East to Bracklesham Bay.
Fresh from European Championship action in Dublin, Ireland the Laser and Laser Radial fleets joined the action at the Ciudad de Santander Trophy, the test event for the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships.
The Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships today welcomed the announcement that five sailors who participated in the Championships' Emerging Nations Programme have each qualified to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships today announced that the event exceeded economic forecasts after independent reports showed it injected almost $39million into the Western AustraIia economy and generated nearly $15million of global media exposure for the region.
Over the last two weeks, the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships have delivered 630 races, without any being lost. One thousand two hundred sailors from 79 nations have competed and 10 World Championships titles have been claimed.