Yesterday the weather presented a myriad of problems for the race committee as the breeze waxed and waned, picking up on one course, switching to another, with some major wind variations even between the inner and outer loops of some of the trapezoid courses.
As a result only one Finn race was sailed, reducing their opening series to nine races. After being blown off the course with the wind gusting well over 20 knots, the 49ers missed out on a number of their scheduled races, hence the early start today.
The 470 fleets begin their series out on the windy race area 4, with the men's yellow, blue and red fleets starting first, before the two women's fleets race later in the afternoon.
On race area 3 the Star gold fleet line up for the first two of the remaining four races of their opening series.
Read our fleet by fleet reports by clicking on the links below:
Finn - Tornado - Yngling - Star - 49er - 470s - Lasers - RS:Xs
Over 1,300 sailors from 76 nations are competing at the 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships, from 28 June-13 July in Cascais, Portugal. 'The Wind Is Calling' is the official motto for the 2007 Worlds. The Championships are the principal qualification regatta for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition, with 75% of all national places to be decided.
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