17th of September 2009, Spain, 2009 FW Worlds in Santa Pola

Day four

18:40 | Never let it be said it does not blow in santa pola!
Apart from the start of race 6 for men - todays races were held in 25>30knots. The onshore direction ensured conditions challenged even the most experienced riders. Tomorrows forecast promises to offer good racing, perhaps not so close to the limit as today.

17.45 | AP over A - wind is 30 knots

16:40 | At mark 1 for race 7 - AUS911,

16:33 | top 10 finishers race 7- GBR83, AUS0, ITA4, POL16, FRA531, FRA99, POL126, POL11, BRA50, POL10

16:29 | women are in sequence for race 7

16:28 | at the finish - GBR83, AUS0, ITA4, POL16, ..

16:20 | mark 2 - GBR83, AUS0, POL16

16:16 | at mark 1 - GBR83, ARG3, POL16

16:12 | sorry 6 races

16:12 | top 5 women after 5 races - POL111, AUS911, POL19, FRA59, ARM1

16:10 | good start for mens race 7

16:08 | women have 15 mins to warning signal

16:05 | top 10 after 6 races - POL126, POL10, AUS0, ITA4, ISR1, BRA3333, ESP7, BRA50, POL16, NED13

16:00 | 27 knots in race area

15:45 | 15 mins to warning signal race 7 for men

15:42 | at the finish- ARM1, POL111, AUS911, GER77..

15:38 | wind is 22>25 knots

15:37 | at mark 1 for 2nd time - ARM1, AUS911, GER77

15:27 | the wind is still 19>23 knots

15:25 | at mark 1 - ARM1, AUS911, GER77

15:20 | clear start for women race 6

15:15 | 19>23 knots in race area - we are close to the start for women

14:56 | 15 mins to warning signal for women race 6

14:54 | wind is now 22>24 knots - many overpowered sailors.

14:50 | at the finish - POL16, POL11, POL126, POL10, ITA4, FRA99, GBR83, FRA531, ISR1, NED34

14:49 | at mark 1 for second time - POL11, POL16, POL10

14:45 | not getting much info at the moment - but it is now very windy !! Some sailors fiorced to come in ..

14:43 | at mark 2 - POL11..

14:41 | now 20 knots in the race area

14:40 | at mark 1 - POL11, POL10, GBR83..

14:34 | clear start

14:27 | sorry - I flag - the RO tries again

14:29 | warning signal - now under black flag

14:25 | wind is increasing steadily - now 15/16 knots

14:20 | General recall...

14:15 | warning signal for men race 6 - the wind is 15/16 knots at mark 1

14:01 | wind is now 14knots at the windward mark

13:48 | AP down and men called to the starting area . Wind is 11>14 knots in the racing area

12;50 | Skippers meeting followed by riders photo

11:17 | sunny morning here in santa pola- and a good forecast for the day. Signs are already promising.

From left to right:
Andrus Poksi (EST) - Jury
Walter Mielke (GER) - Jury
Cesar Sans (ESP) - PRO
Paco Quinonero (ESP) - Jury
Eric Kling (NED) - Jury
Missing - David Maria (ESP) - Chairman of Jury

Winner race #7

Ross and Steve

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