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8 October 2002, 10:22 am
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IMS 600 World Championship

Drifting conditions for the first day of the IMS 600 World Championship in Bayona, Spain, as boats stay tied up in the sun.
Racing is due to get underway today fin the Xunta de Galicia and Spanair sponsored event being held from the Monte Real Club Yates de Bayona.

Five windward/leeward races and one offshore race are scheduled. For the Worlds to be valid, a total of 6.25 points are to be summed up: windward/leeward races score 1.0 point each and the offshore in total scores 2.5 (each half of the long offshore scores 1.25).

With 17 entries, five countries and two continents (France, United Kingdom, Portugal, Argentina and Spain), last weekend the Measurement Committee, with the Italian Nicola Sironi as President, proceed to the measurement and weight of the crews.

Yesterday the fleet remained tied in the pontoons of the Monte Real Club de Yates de Bayona, whereas the Race Committee tried to search for wind in the Bay of Vigo for about six hours, to start the first windward/leeward of the Worlds. Finally at 1630 hours the Race Committee announced the abandonement of racing for the day. After the announcement, representatives of the ORC and the owners of the IMS 600 Class met to exchange views on the immediate future of the class.

Today, the second day of racing, the Race Committee will try to recover the races abandoned yesterday in order to complete enough to validate the championship.
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