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23 October 2005, 10:37 am
Day Three Brings Rain
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Enoshima Olympic Week 2005
Enoshima, Japan

Day three was a difficult day for the race committee. Enoshima was right on the path for rain clouds from SW to NE, and the wind was shifting a lot whenever those black clouds were passing.

However, the race committee decided to drop the AP flag at 12:40, and the 49er class and RS-X managed to have 1 race under the light and fluky condition. The 470's, Laser's and Laser Radial's started with 4kt SE wind, but as they approached the 1 mark, the wind veered round to the SW, and the race was abandoned.

The 49er class managed to have two laps and were the only fleet among the Olympic classes to complete the course. Allan CHRISTENSEN and his new crew, Christian ANDEERSEN managed to win the difficult race today, and now they are tied with TODOROKI and KIDA.

There was a big wind shift just before the RS-X start. The start line could take 41 boats, so it was difficult to sight the starting line from the middle of the pack. Three boats were over the line. The course was the same as for the 49er's, and it was quite a tough to sail for 45 minutes course.

In addition to the 7 Olympic classes, 4 non-Olympic classes have joined the Enoshima Olympic Week today. The Mistral class competed with the RS-X - which made for interesting spectating. The International Snipe had 11 entries (most of them are University teams), and FJ and Seahopper SR as Junior classes. Those 4 classes managed to have 1 race today.

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