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15 August 2008, 08:56 am
Racing Finally Underway On Day Seven In Qingdao - Follow The Action LIVE!
The Finns racing in Qingdao
Racing is underway in Qingdao with the Finn fleet leading the way on course area E

2008 Beijing Olympic Games
Qingdao, China

Racing is underway on day seven at the Olympic Sailing Competition after long delays earlier today as the forecast breeze died shortly before the scheduled start times.
It's been a frustrating afternoon in Qingdao, with the forecast northeasterly breeze failing to materialise for the scheduled start of racing at 12:00. The weather buoys on the outer racing areas have been recording winds speeds around 5 knots but the breeze has been shifting dramatically.

Finally the wind has stabilised enough to get racing underway and the Finn fleet have now just began their race 8 in 8 knots of breeze on race area E. Race 8 for the Yngling fleet should begin shortly after. For both fleets this will be their final race of the Opening Series before their Medal Races tomorrow (no Warning Signal can be made after 16:00 on the final day of the Opening Series).

After returning to the boat park following the postponements earlier today, the Tornado and Star fleets are back out on course area A waiting to get the first races of their Opening Series underway. The Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X fleets are also all heading back out on the water.

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