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9 January 2002, 11:29 am
Blustery Conditions
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The last two days have seen some blustery conditions for competitors in the various Regattas taking place as part of Sail Melbourne, this has been great for some but not for others.
The young sailors in the Australian Minnow Championships have seen the start of their Championships delayed for the second day in a row with winds exceeding 35 knots for most of the day. A new program of racing has been set for Wed, 9th Jan, when hopefully 4 races are scheduled for completion.

For the Southern Ocean Multihulls the breezy conditions have provided some exciting racing. These super fast multihulls have been blasting around the waters of Westernport with racing being brought to an abrupt end on Tuesday afternoon when one of the largest multi's sailed into one of the marks severing it from the ground tackle.

The Formula Windsurfing Championships has seen five races completed revelling in the fresh conditions, with Russell Brice and Sam Parker fighting it out for top position.

At Black Rock Yacht Club the Australian Contender Championships have got underway with 3 races being completed yesterday and Arthur Brett is leading both the Australian and Australian Open Championships with three first places.

With calmer conditions forecast for today Port Phillip will see plenty of racing.
Sail Melbourne Press/News Editor
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