06-10 September '16 | Greece, Near Athens
World Formula Festival, Marathon Bay
09.10 | Saturday
18:48 | prize giving during the dinner tonight - starting 17:30
17:08 | No more racing today. Congratulations to Oel Pouliquen, FRA 10, 2016 Youth World Champion
16:55 | The Race Committee will start Youth sequence ..
16:54 | Time has expired for Masters to race again - Janis Preiss, LAT23, is 2016 Masters World Champion.
16:33 | wind is now 8/9 knots - we keep monitoring
16:22 | Wind is 6/7 knots at windward mark ; 5/6 at start line - we keep monitoring
16:12 | Cloud makes it unlikely that the wind will increase sufficient for racing. But we will continue to monitor wind speeds for a while - now 4/5 knots
16:02 | AP is down - 10 knots when it was taken down; but we will be lucky to get race 11, at least that is the feeling
14:02 | Wind is now 3 to 4 knots - so we wait onshore and hope for an improvement. We would need to drop AP no later than 1600 to get one final race started for both fleets
13:25 | sailors sent ashore - waiting for improved conditions AP on shore
13:23 | Youth race abandoned
13:21 | back to 7 knots at the starting area
13:06 | waiting on the youth at mark 3
13:06 | start for masters postponed - wind dropped below 7knots
13:03 | 2 minutes to the start
13:02 | Masters race 11 will start soon
12:57 | Start for race 11
12:55 | 2 minutes to start of youth race 11
12:47 | 10/11 knots in the starting area
12:12 | AP down - 20 mins to first warning signal for race 11.Wind is 10 to 13 knots
12:06 | AP down in 5 minutes
12:04 | wind is 9/10 knots
11:45 | We are currently postponed, wind now light and changing direction
11:14 | Race committee are on the water checking the wind conditions
10:50 | Sunny morning on last day of the championship - we hope clouds do not develop and we get a thermic breeze this afternoon. Last possible warning signal at 17:00.
09.09 | Friday
17:49 | No more racing today - wind dropped to 6/7 at the starting area. First possible warning signal tomorrow at 12 . Come back soon for the results after 10 races
17:42 | 2 minutes to warning signal for youth in race 11
17:30 | First finisher in youth in 22 minutes , for first finisher in masters it was 19 minutes
17:28 | First Masters - POR5, POL555, LAT0
17:27 | First finishers in youth race 10 - FRA10, DRA159, GRE281
17:20 | POR5 is leading this race for masters
17:05 | second youth is FRA159, followed by DEN322
17:04 | First youths are coming to end of one round - FRA10 is leading after 10 minutes
17:01 | It was a clear start for both fleets ... one over early but wen t around the end to restart
17:00 | Youths at first windward mark ..
16:59 | 2 minutes to the start of race 10 for Masters/ Fleet A
16:54 | Youth start - wind is 10 to 12 knots mark 1
16:49 | Warning signal for youth race 10
16:46 | 10 to 12 knots at the start - AP on start boat down in 1 minute . Youths will be racing in 6 minutes
16:41 | Wind is looking OK now - lets hope it stays.
16:15 | AP down- a minimum 20 minutes to warning signal for youth/fleet B race 10
16:12 | AP will be down very soon - wind outside is up to 10knots
16:01 | Conditions are improving - all race committee are now going on the water. Fingers crossed.
15:54 | Still on hold. Competitors are reminded about the prize giving ceremony and dinner tomorrow. Check out Official Notice 3
15:15 | Wind is still very light
14:28 | No change - we remain on hold
13:42 | We are still on hold - every now and then we get a puff of wind , but nothing consistent
11:48 | No change with the wind - but it is sunny and warm ; lets hope we get a thermic breeze this afternoon
11:02 | AP up at the beach here in Marathon - the forecast is not so good, but we hope it improves
09.08 | Thursday
22:20 | First possible warning signal tomorrow at 12. Come back soon for full results after 9 races, and after protests.
22:19 | Special mention to the girls for completing all five races today - POR16, GBR9997, EST217.
20:30 | TOP 5 Youth after 9 races - FRA10, FRA159, DEN322, GRE281, DEN291
20:29 | Top 5 Masters after 9 races - LAT23, POR5, FRA55, GRE28, LTU11
18:47 | No more racing today
18:47 | First finishers in race 9 for Masters /Fleet A - LAT23, GRE28, LTU789.. Time for first finisher was 16 minutes.
18:33 | First finishers race 9 for youth - GRE281, FRA10, DEN322. Time for first finisher - 19 mins
18:13 | Leading youth sailors are on their last upwind - and wind is up to 16knots at mark 1
18:09 | First finishers in race 8 for masters - LAT23, POR5, FRA55. Time for first finisher was 14 minutes
17:58 | Youth are getting ready to start race 9 - the last of today for them They will all sleep well tonight!
17:57 | The wind conditions are still very good - 5 races for all today
17:48 | Race 8 started for Masters
17:46 | First finishers race 8 for Youth - FRA159, FRA10, DEN322. Time for first finisher 13 minutes
17:44 | Start sequence for Masters race 8
17:34 | first finishers in race 7 for master - LAT23, FRA1642, GRE28. First finisher was in 12 minutes
17:15 | AP down in 1 minute for youth race 8
17:11 | Race 7 Masters/Fleet A has started
17:06 | 16 knots now
17:03 | AP down on start boat for Masters in 2 minutes - race 7 coming up soon
17:00 | Race 7 for youth - first finishers were FRA159, FRA10, DEN322. The wind is 13/14 knots and the time of first finisher was 15 minutes
16:44 | Youth have started race 7
16:35 | AP down on the start boat in 1 minute - meaning 6 minutes to the start of race 7 for fleet B/Youth
16:34 | AP down at the beach for FleetA-Masters
16:32 | Wind is 10 to 11 knots - AP coming down for masters soon if wind holds
16:29 | The Youth / Fleet B are back out on the water - wind is on the limit
15:56 | Top 5 masters after 6 races - LAT23, POR5, LTU11, FRA55, SWE8
15:55 | Top 5 youths after 6 races - FRA10, FRA159, DEN322, DEN291, GRE281
15:52 | wind has now dropped below 8 knots - we are postponed at the beach
15:09 | First finishers in Race 6 masters - LAT23, POR5, GRE28 - time of first finisher was 18 minutes
14:46 | The next race for masters is in the start sequence
14:44 | First 3 finishers in race 6 for youth /fleet B - GRE281, FRA10, DEN322; time for first finisher was 18 minutes
14:30 | Race 6 for youth is underway - when they finish they come ashore for a rest. Race 6 for masters will start as soon as possible.
14:17 | first 3 finishers in race 5 for Masters/fleet A - POR5, LTU11, GRE28 - 20 mins for the first finisher
14:05 | The wind picked up and the masters-Fleet A are racing
13:41 | third finisher GRE281
13:41 | First finishers in Youth-fleet B are FRA10, DEN322,
13:19 | I think the race for Fleet A -Masters will be abandoned
13:09 | 12 to 13 knots
13:09 | Fleet A is now racing
13:05 | Error - we had restart for Fleet B and now waiting to start Fleet A
12:56 | AP down on the water for Fleet B - 6 minutes to the start of their race 5
12:45 | race 5 is in start sequence for fleet B
12:37 | The race committee are adjusting the course due to a wind shift
12:11 | occasional gusts to 16 knots
12:03 | AP down - race 5 warning signal in 20 minutes
11:57 | 11 to 13 knots in the race area
11:33 | Wind is slowly building - stat tuned
11:06 | AP on the beach - the wind has yet to build , but we remain hopeful.
09:19 | Sunny morning in Nea Makri and the forecast of wind from NE. The first possible warning signal is at 12 noon.
09.07 | Wednesday
18:12 | Top 5 masters after 4 races - LAT23, POR5, FRA55, SWE8, LTU11; top 5 youths - FRA10, FRA159, DEN322, DEN291, BEL96
17:56 | No more racing today.
16:57 | Top 3 in race 4 for Fleet A - LAT23, POL555, POR5 - time of race for first finisher was 22 minutes
16:54 | Sailors coming ashore from both fleets- maybe more racing to come after a break ashore. AP on beach
16:48 | First finishers in Youth race 4 - FRA10 , DEN322 , FRA159 - time of first finisher 20 minutes
16:29 | Start race 4 for Fleet A
16:25 | Wind is 11>12 knots in starting area
16:25 | FRA10 at mark 1 is leading the youth - 10 knots at this mark
16:18 | Clear start race 4 - fleet B
16:13 | AP now down on the Race Committee starting boat - one minute to the warning signal race 4 fleet B
16:12 | The wind is up again - 10 to 11 knots ; race 4 coming up; we hope the wind is stable for this race
15:46 | The wind was unstable but the race continued ... maybe some sailors not happy with the conditions . The race was 33 minutes for the winners.
15:45 | First finishers in race 3 Fleet A - SWE8, LTU789, LAT23
15:43 | First finishers in race 3 B fleet -FRA10, DEN 291 , DEN322
15:12 | FRA10 is leading the B fleet after 1 lap of the course
15:10 | Wind is light in patches
15:03 | Clear start for A fleet; one OCS in B fleet
15:01 | 1 minute to start of race 3 for Fleet A
14:49 | We are in the start sequence for race 3 fleetB
14:34 | Wind is 9-10 knots - first start in 5 minutes
14:26 | AP is down - race 3 coming soon
14:01 | We have had a long wait with no wind , but at last the wind has increased to 8knots at times . We hope it stabilises and increases.
11:53 | It is 4 to 5 knots in the course area - we are waiting
11:29 | AP up - we need to wait for more wind.
11:08 | Good morning from Golden Coast Hotel - venue for the 2016 World Festival. Skippers meeting over and the wind is slowly building. The plan is for 2 "back to back" races followed by lunch break and then 2 more races.
09.06 | Tuesday
19:08 | Skippers Meeting tomorrow at 10:30
18:08 | Full results coming soon. First possible warning signal tomorrow at 12.00
18:00 | No more racing today. The wind dropped to 5 knots in the start area and is patchy elsewhere.
17:52 | one minute to the start , although the wind is kight
17:42 | Top 5 in the 2016 Youth World Championship after 2 races - FRA159, FRA10, DEN322, BEL96, DEN291
17:41 | Top 5 masters after 2 races in the 2016 World Championship- LAT23, POR5, FRA55, LAT0, GRE19
17:32 | The sailors are going out for the start of race 3
16:59 | The sailors are held on the beach - we wait to see improved conditions; opening dinner and party tonight
16:26 | Unfortunately the wind is dropping - but we hope we have enough for one more race today
16:14 | Top 3 youths in Race 2 - FRA159, FRA10, DEN22; top 3 masters in Race 2 - LAT23, LAT0, FRA55
16:11 | Top 3 youths in race 1 - FRA10, FRA 159; DEN322; top 3 masters in race 1 - POR5, LAT23, GRE28
16:09 | The rest ashore is over - 20 mins to warning signal for race 3
15:16 | 2 "back to back" races completed - a rest ashore and I hope some results to share with you
14:49 | Race 2 for Fleet B started and we are in sequence for race 2 of Fleet A.
14:42 | Unfortunately not much information to give you . One race completed and ready for start of race 2. We will bring you results as soon as possible.
14:03 | 1min to start of Fleet A
13:57 | Race 1 started for Fleet B - junior and youth
13:52 | Five minutes to start of first race
13:29 | AP down - racing will start soon at the 2016 Youth & Masters World Championship
13:28 | The first start will be Fleet B - Junior and Youth - on course B, an outer loop course. Second start will be Fleet A - Masters and Seniors- on course A, a windward/leeward course.
13:25 | AP is coming down in 5 minutes - it is then a minimum of 20 minutes until the first possible warning signal
13:04 | Wind is now 14 to 15 knots from 150 degrees
12:37 | Postponement at the beach , but we expect it to be short; the race committee are going to set the course
11:36 | Skippers Meeting in 25 minutes. 64 competitors registered , and the wind is picking up.
09:46 | Late registration is open at the venue. Skippers meeting at 1200
09.05 | Monday
15:30 | Sailing Instructions now available
15:12 | We are returning to the venue for the very successful 2015 European festival , when 15 races were completed.
12:23 | Registration opens today for the 2016 Formula World Festival hosted at the Golden Coast Hotel on Marathon Bay