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20 June 2003, 04:22 pm
Day Two
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Scandinavian Race Week

The second day of the regatta started with winds stronger than the day before. The forecast was for west and nothwest 25-30 knots gusting 35 kts.
The weathermen were remarkably accurate. Thus the race committee decided to keep the fleets ashore - postponed 2 hours, further 2 hours and then sent all classes except the 49'ers home.

The 49'ers were scheduled to sail finals for the World Cup part of the regatta on the 21st, and the race committee hoped to get some races to add to the four done as basis for the 6 best for the final. The wind moderated during the afternoon and eventually the R/C went on the water. But it proved to be only a temporary moderation and the 49'ers were sent home.

The will start one hour earlier tomorrow for two races in the Qualification Series and after a break the Final Series will be under way.

The other classes will sail according to schedule.

Yesterday saw the first racing day start with a cold drizzle and light winds but with promises of sunshine and freshening wind. The sailors and committees went out and all three courses were racing on schedule. During the morning and early afternoon the wind freshened considerably gusting 20-25 kts and eventually stronger.

The 49'ers in the combined World Cup / SRW series completed 4 of the scheduled 5 races before the wind exceeded the class rule of 25 kts. A number of boats suffered damages, sails ripping, masts breaking etc. and also slight personal injuries.

The Ynglings, Finns, Lasers and Europes all completed 2 of their scheduled 3 races. A number of boats suffered damages, the most dramatic of which was an Yngling filling completely with water and towed in with the crew literally sitting in the water.

Full Results are available on the event website at the address below.
Event Media (As Amended by ISAF News Editor)
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