Overall : 03 | 06
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[16.02] Last 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.
[15.02] Report 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.
[14.02] Report 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.
[14.02] Day 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