13th of December 2005, Australia, 2005 Formula Windsurfing Championship

Day one - minute after minute

We have a few protests .
First start tomorrow 12.00 (local time) (02:00 CET)
Mens second race: NED-52 (Casper Bouman), Julien, NED-0,Wojtek,USA-64,GBR-83
No women's race!
No more races today!!
Start of mens second race ...
Womans first race - POL1 (Dorota) ; POL4 (Marta Hlavaty) ; AUS911(Allison)...
Men called out for 2nd race ...
Race #1 Mens fleet finishers:...FRA74 ( Julien Quentel); ISV1 (Devon) ;POL10 (Wojtek).....
Start of first race ....
The wind has kicked in and steadied enough to call the mens fleet to the water .
Warning signal for the first race of the 2005 Championship in 5 minutes .....

6:00 (CET)
G'day from Elwood SC , Melbourne ...the racers are on hold . The expected sea breeze has failed to materialise .....as yet .
The entry list is not quite what was expected -96 sailors pre entered for the mens fleet , but 87 have completed registration .
Therefore Class Race Representative , Ceri Williams , took the decision to race the men as one fleet .
This has become the major talking point of the day ; the decision appears to be welcomed by the majority of racers , whatever their ranking

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