27th of November 2008, Brazil, Fortaleaza/Brazil GP

Daily report...

20:00 | come back later for full report , results and photos.
leading 5 sailors after 7 races - ARG3, BRA3333, BRA50; BRA74, GBR83.

19:56 | followed by Gabriel Browne (BRA50); Paulo Dos Reis (BRA3333); Ross Williams (GBR83), Pawel Hlavaty (POL11), Willhelm Schurmann (BRA999), Victor Melo (BRA 2497) , Fabio Melo( BRA74), Matthias Pinheiro (BRA5), Marco Begali (ITA415).

19:55 | At the finish - ARG - which puts Gonzalo in the lead after 7 races of this Grand Prix

19:52 | at the downwind mark for the last time -ARG3, with 20 secs lead over BRA50, BRA3333, GBR83,

19:47 | This is an impressive lead from Gonzalo-

19:50 | at the windward mark for the second time in this race, and the last time for today, -ARG3, BRA50, BRA3333,GBR83, BRA2497,BRA999, POL11

19:45 | at the downwind mark for the first time -ARG3 , well ahead of BRA50, BR2497, BRA3333,POL11, GBR83, BRA74

19:43 | Gonzalo has a big lead

19:42 | at the windward mark for the first time - ARG3, BRA2497, BRA50, several guys had to make 2 tacks for the mark.

19:37 | it looks as if the left hand side of the course is favoured

19:35 | clear start

19:30 | Warning signal for race 7 -last for today.

19:10 | some news from the beach - Gonzalo changed his fin bfore that race ; and Ross broke a footstrap on the race to the finish. He lost 4 places but climbed back to finish 4th .. just!!

19:00 | After 6 races Paulo and Gonzalo are tied - but gonz has it on the tie break.

18:55 | final race of today will start at 15.30

18:55 | at the finish - ARG3, with clear lead ; BRA2497, BRA74, GBR83, BRA3333, POL11, BRA999, BRA50, BRA5,POL25

18:50 | at the downwind mark for the last time - ARG3 with clear lead , followed by BRA2497, GBR83, BRA3333,POL11, BRA999

18:51 | after the next downwind the sailors have to race upwind for the finish

18:49 | at the windward mark for the second time -ARG3, BRA2497, GBR83, BRA74,POL11,BRA3333, BRA999

18:47 | there may be some changes at the next windward

18:44 | at the downwind mark after one lap the leading sailors are -ARG3, BRA2497,BRA74, POL11, GBR83...but it is very close in the top 8

18:40 | at the windward mark for the first time - ARG3, BRA2497, POL11,BRA999,POL25 ,GBR83, BRA3333,BRA50,

18:37 | the left hand side of the course is favoured this time

18:35 | clear start

18:30 | warning signal for race 6

18:10 | AP down at the beach - the wind has increased a little , but looks good for more racing

17:26 | Race 6 will start at 14.30 local time - come back soon for provisional results . There will be 2 more races this afternoon

17:25 | at the finish-POL25, ARG3, BRA50, BRA74, BRA999,BRA3333,POL1i, ITA415, GBR83

17:19 | now a beat to the finish

17:20 | at the second downwind- POL25, ARG3, BRA50,BRA74, BRA999,GBR83,BRA3333

17:18 | at the second upwind -POL25, ARG3,BRA50, BRA74, BRA3333, GBR83

17:15 | the sailors who went left made a big mistake on the first beat

17:14 | at the first downwind-POL25, ARG3, BRA74, BRA50, BRA999

17:10 | at the first windward - POL25, ARG3, BRA50, BRA74, ITA415

17:05 | clear start for race for race 5... a big relief for our polish friends!

17:00 | Warning signal for race 5

16:50 | a big mistake Ross - leading the race at the second windward mark, he then sailed to the fiish . Unfortunately, for him, ,.. nobody else did!
Paulo sailed a good race - which after 4 races and 1 discard keeps him in first place , ahead of BRA50 and ARG 3 moves into third place. Next race in 10 minutes

16:27 | warning signal for race 5 at 13.00 local time

16:25 | at the finish - BRA3333, BRA74, ARG3, BRA50,POL25, BRA999

16-22 | at the last downwind- ARG 3 ; BRA74, BRA3333

16:17 | ARG3 , BRA74, Ross sai;led the wrong course

16:14 | at first downwind- GBR83 ; ARG3; BRA74;

16:10 | at the first windward- GBR83,BRA50,ARG3, POL25

16:06 | POL11 is over early - todays course has longer beat

16:06 | clear start for most - but an individual recall flag is flying.

15:59 | 1 minute to the start of race 4 - no dramas here this morning ; everyone is ready !

13:28 | good morning for Foraleza. The forecast today .. is for wind ! Skippers meeting is at 10.30. The course of the day will be posted shortly. Racing starts at 12.00 Course for today.

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