Extreme Weather Postpones Racing
Moth World Championship
Racing was postponed for Tuesday and Wednesday due to high winds and poor visibility on the offshore race course. There have been 4m breaking seas up to 3nm offshore and 20-30 knot winds.
The sailors have been looking from the hillside at the swell conditions and are in disbelief at the increase in swell size over the last two days. Waves are breaking reguarly as far as the eye can see. Only two of the scheduled ten races have been completed so far, those being held on Monday 8 October. Currently Mark Thorpe & Chris Dey from Australia are leading the series on 3 points each. 'Spare days' were scheduled for Tuesday and Wedenesday, so there may be three races per day over Thursday & Friday.