Some of the boats, including the ABN AMRO duo and MoviStar, managed to fit in an early morning sail around the bay early on Tuesday morning, but since then everyone has been sheltering in Sanxenxo marina. Everyone that is, except for the Australians on Premier Challenge. Grant WHARINGTON's team had been due in Sanxenxo two days ago, but with gale force winds standing directly in their path, the Volvo Open 70 was forced to divert to La Coruna on the northern coast of Galicia, and shelter from the worst of the wind until conditions became a little more acceptable.
Following the 50 knot winds battering the Volvo Ocean Race village early this morning, causing flooded pavilions and fused power supplies, the weather does seem to be improving. The Aussies were looking to complete the final 140 miles of their voyage yesterday. After their epic journey just to make it to Sanxenxo, it remains to be seen whether they will be in any fit state to compete in the In Port race this weekend.
On the other hand, the weather pundits are suggesting that Saturday might just have a five knot zephyr - after all this, could racing be postponed for lack of wind?
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