28th of November 2008, Brazil, Fortaleaza/Brazil GP

Daily report...

B>18:55 | the leading sailors after 13 races - ARG3 (19pts), BRA50 (31pts) GBR83 (32pts) BRA3333 (32pts) , BRA999 (34pts) .
A lot could change tomorrow !!
first warning signal atr 12.00

18:35 | That is the end of racing for today . Full results on event website (via home page ) very soon- go to www.windbrasil.com

18:32 | sorry lost the internet for 2 minutes - at the finish:- POL11 (but he is ocs ) so first place to BRA999, BRA74, BRA3333,GBR83, ARG3

18:26 | at mark one for the last time in this race , and today ... POL11, BRA74, BRA999, ARG3, BRA3333,GBR83

18:24 | BRA74, POL11, BRA999,ARG3,BRA3333

18:23 | at mark 2 for the first time - BRA74, POL11, BRA999, ARG3, BRA3333, GBR83

18:22 | at the gate BRA &$, BRA999,ARG3

18:19 | at mark one for the first time - POL11 (OCS) BRA74, BRA999, ARG3, ITA415, BRA3333, BRA2497, GBR83, BRA5, BRA50

18:15 | this time it is a clear start - except for POL11

18:13 | looks like some port end starters

18:10 | five minutes to the restart of the final race today

18:06 | general recall !!

18:00 | 5 minutes to the start

17:55 | Warning signal for race 13 in 10 minutes

17:45 | after 12 races - the top 5 are : ARG3, BRA50, GBR83, BRA3333,BRA999----the same order that the sailors finished in race 12!

17:28 | one more race today- warning signal for race13 will be at 14.00

17:24 | and at the finish - ARG3,BRA50, GBR83, BRA3333, BRA999...

17:22 | leading at the gate- ARG3,BRA50, GBR83

17:21 | Through the gate for the last time and sprint to the finish

17:20 | at mark 2 for the last time -ARG3, BRA50, BRA999,GBR83,BRA3333

17:17 | at the upwind for the second time in this race : BRA50 & ARG3 very close; BRA999, GBR83, BRA3333, POL11

17:14 | at the gate - ARG3, BRA50, BRA999, POL11,GBR83

17:13 | followed by GBR83, POL11, POL25,

17:12 | At mark 2 (downwind) -BRA999 crashed coming downwind, losing places to ARG3,BRA50,

17:09 | at mark 1 (windward) for the first time- BRA999, BRA50, ARG3, POL11, POL25 , GBR83, ITA415, BRA333,

17:05 | clear start for race12. BRA999 and POL25 get the best start

17:01 | Gonzalo retired from last race after breaking a fin .

17:00 | Warning signal for race 12. Leading after 11 races (3 discards) - ARG3 (13pts) BRA50 (24) GBR83 (25) BRA3333 (25) BRA999 (28)..

16:24 | first finishers BRA999, BRA2497, GBR83, BRA3333, BRA50,

16:22 | at the gate for the last time -BRA999, BRA2497, BRA3333

16:19 | at mark 2 it is still BRA999, eventually followed by BRA2497, BRA3333, GBR83, BRA50,... ARG3 has retired

16:17 | At mark 1 (windward) for the second time - BRA999,well ahead of BRA2497, GBR83, BRA3333, BRA50, ARG3

16:15 | BRA999 moving further ahead

16:13 | apologies for the timing! ...BRA999 sailing well and maintining his lead over GBR83, ARG3,BRA333

16:10 | at mark 2 for the first time - BRA999, GBR83, ARG3, BRA3333, BRA2497, BRA50 - all clear away from the rest of the fleet

16:12 | through the gate for the first time on the downwind leg : BRA999, GBR83, ARG3, BRA2497, BRA3333,BRA50

16:09 | at the windward mark for first time - BRA999, GBR83, BRA2497, ARG3

16:46 | half the fleet are going for port start-clear start

16:00 | Warning signal- 5 minutes to the start of race 11

15:45 | 15 mins to the warning signal for race 11. The wind is 16>18 knots with gusts of 21. It is sunny , hot and windy - just another normal day in Fortaleza

13:47 | today the schedule is again for 3 races. The wind is stronger than yesterday; the course is similar to yesterday, except the gate is a mark of the couse both upwind and downwind.

12:37 | welcome to day 4 of racing. Coverage may be interrupted today -we have had power cuts and problems with internet connection- but hopefully service will be resumed ready for the first race at 12.00 local time

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