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6 July 2007, 11:36 am
Day 4: Morning Report
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ISAF Sailing World Championships 2007
Cascais, Portugal

It is day four of racing at the ISAF Sailing World Championships and another bright and sunny day in Cascais, Portugal. The busiest day of the championship yet is on the cards as the RS:X fleets and 49ers join the Lasers, Finns and Yngling out on Cascais bay.
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All is calm and still in the marina at the moment, but the wind is predicted to increase steadily throughout the day. The forecast is for the northerly wind to grow to around 8 knots by the first races at 13:00 and then increase throughout the day, peaking around 18-20 knots on the outer course by the late afternoon.

Read our fleet by fleet reports by clicking on the links below:

Finn - Tornado - Yngling - Star - 49er - 470s - Lasers - RS:Xs

It should be an interesting day in the Laser and Laser Radial, with the top sailors after today's two scheduled races moving into the gold fleets. Several big names likes Maciej GRABOWSKI (POL) and Brad FUNK (USA) are hovering dangerously close to the cut-off point. After two days racing close to shore, the Radials move up to the breezier race area 5 - an interesting new challenge for fleet leader Lijia XU (CHN).

Laser Radial

Race area 1 and 2 are set to be very busy as the large RS:X fleets and 49ers get their series underway.

The first races are scheduled to start at 13:00 local time.

About The 2007 ISAF Worlds

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.

Watch the Medal Races live on Sail.TV

For all the news on the ISAF Sailing World Championships 2007 CLICK HERE.

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