16th of February 2010Final day
16th of February 2010Last day of the South Americans report.
First race… well, guess what, it wasn’t for lack of wind that we did not do the races, but the other way around.
15th of February 2010Report 3rd day
A moderate 10-15 knots wind filled in today to make it a beautiful racing day. Most sailors set out on 11’s, Paulo dos Reis was the only one who chose 12.0.
14th of February 2010Report Second day - perfect conditions for Paulo ! .......
The cold front that arrived at night, brought some awesome conditions for today.
Most of the sailors went out on 10's since the wind was around 15-18 knots, if this was a normal spot, you could easily go out with 11's, but here in Montevideo, the South wind is onshore and you get a crazy choppy sea, that if its over 25 knots, all the harbors close and it's impossible to go out. So with the 15-18 knots we had today, it was already impossible not to hit some head hight chop and get air lifted.
The course for the day was a windward leeward course with 2 upwinds and we set out to do 3 back to back races.
14th of February 2010Pre-race photos...
14th of February 2010Day one and registration......
A frustrating start to the 2010 South American Championship hosted at Puerto del Buceo , Montevideo, by the Uruguay Yacht Club.
Pre race day gave the opportunity for early arrivals to train on the water - but come day one of racing and the wind did not show !
However it is looking good for today with strong winds forecast - up to 25 knots!
Willhelm Schurmann (BRA999) will be hoping to maintain the form that brought him maximum ranking points from the Oceanics and sees him heading the World Ranking.
Weather - http://www.ycu.org.uy/meteorologia.php