16th of September 2009, Spain, 2009 FW Worlds in Santa Pola

Day three..

Ceri reports
18:55 | After only one race today, for women, there is no change in the overall positions.
Top 3 remain - POL111, AUS911, and FRA59. For the first day since we arrived the wind did not really materialise. The forecast looks promising for tomorrow - we hope to get back on schedule with the race programme.

18:30 | sorry for lack of report - racing is over for today. In fact it was called one hour ago ! A good call- as the wind did not improve; but the rain was only light , no flooded roads so far this evening. After a long day yesterday everyone is happy about the early night.

17:05 | There are dark clouds approaching from the south - could this mean more wind , or more rain ... or both ?

16:29 | AP on the beach - the men will return to the beach.

16:27 | Start for men race 6- and very soon after the start the race is abandoned

16:25 | 10/11 knots in the race area- 4 mins to start of mens race

15:52 | 12 knots at the windward mark

15:50 | mens class flag is flown on the beach - 15 mins to the warning signal for race 6

15:45 | the wind is 9>11 knots in the race area

15:32 | first finishers - POL19 and POL111 with a big lead over the next group ..FRA59 in 3rd place

15:20 | i am relying on the PA for info - and we have some problems after the storm !!

15:15 | at mark 1 - POL19, POL111, FRA59

15:07 | wind is a steady 10 knots over the race area

15:05 | warning signal for restart of race 5 for women

14:50 | The race was abandonerd - the wind dropped

14:40 | warning signal for womens race 5 -wind is 10knots

14:17 | AP down- the intention ids to race women first as they are one race behind the men

13:00 | The wind is swinging into the right direction but is not settled or strong enough. AP is posted on the official flag pole.

11:32 | A sunny morning in Santa Pola - in marked contrast to yesterday evening! A big thunderstorm and lots of rain could not dampen the enthusiasm of delegates and observers to the Annnual General Meeting. Full report as soon aspossible.

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