18th of September 2009, Spain, 2009 FW Worlds in Santa Pola

Day five

Ceri reports
B>19:15 | top 5 women after 11 races - AUS911, POL111, FRA59, POL19, ARM1. Only one point seperates Allison and Marta!

18:58 | top 10 men after 11 races - POL10, AUS0, POL126, ITA4, ISR1, GBR83, POL11, POL16, DEN111, BRA50

18:55 | a great days racing - and perfectly set up for a grand finale. Titles hang in the balance - 3 or 4 races tomorrow can change a lot.

18:49 | top 7 finishers - AUS911, POL111, ARM1, FRA59,GER77, EST84, POL19

18:45 | first finishers - AUS911, POL111, ARM1- sorry for lack of coverage . some internet problems during last hour !

18:20 | warning signal for women race 11

18:10 | women now going out for their last race

18:08 | sorry -lost connection ! First 10 men - POL10, AUS0, ISR1, POL11, POL126, FRA99, ITA4, ARG3, POL25, GBR83

17:52 | at mark 2 again - POL10, ISR1, POL11

17:48 | at the gate - POL10, ISR1, POL11

17:44 | at mark 1 - ISR1, POL?, POL11

17:40 | individual recall -ITA7

17:35 | warning signal for restart

17:25 | general recall - !!

17:24 | one minute to last race today for men -

17:22 | 0.33 points seperate steve and wojtek

17:20 | WARNING SIGNAL MEN RACE 11

17:20 | top 10 men after 10 races - AUS0, POL10, POL126, ITA4, GBR83, ISR1, POL16, POL11, BRA50, BRA3333

17:07 | first 8 finishers for women - AUS911, POL111, FRA59, GER77, ARM1, POL19, FRA111, EST84

17:05 | 15 mins to warning signal for men race 11

17:00 | at the finish - AUS911, POL111, FRA59

16:56 | at mark 1 for last time race 10- AUS911, POL111, FRA59

16:50 | at the gate - AUS911, FRA59, ARM1

16:48 | at mark 1 for women -FRA59,

16:45 | top 10 finishers in mens race 10 - POL10, GBR83, AUS0, POL11, ITA4, POL16, ARG3, POL126, POL25, DEN111

16:42 | at mark 1 second round - POL10, GBR83 ,AUS0

16:40 | clear start for women

16:39 | last minute for women race 10 -

16:30 | At mark 1 - GBR83, ARG3, POL10

16:25 | start for men - individual recall ITA636

16:20 | warning signal men race 10

16:19 | women 15 minutes to warning signal

16:15 | warning signal men in 5 mins - wind is18>20 knots

16:05 | 15 mins to warning signal for men race 10 - wind is 16>18 knots

16:02 | top 10 girls- POL111,AUS911, GER77, POL19, FRA59,ARM1, EST84, FRA111, POL1381, POL717

16:01 | wind is 16 knots in the race area

15:56 | at the finish - POL111, AUS911, GER77

15:50 | at mark 1 for second round - POL111, AUS911, GER77

15:42 | first women at mark 1 - AUS911, POL111, GER77

15:39 | first 10 finishers race 9 - very close DEN111, POL10, AUS0, ITA4, GBR83, ISR1, NED13, POL25, POL16, POL126

15:35 | at the finish - DEN111, POL10, AUS0, ITA4, BRA50,

15:32 | at mark 1 - DEN111, POL10, ITA4

15:30 | warning signal for women

15:25 | at mark 1 - DEN111, NED13, ITA4

15:20 | good start for race 9 men

15:15 | warning signal for men race 9- wind is 18 knots at windward mark

15:10 | 5 mins to warning signal for men - 15 minutes to warning signal for women. Wind is 15 knots at gate

15:00 | 15 minutes to warning signal men race 9; wind 14>16 at windward, 12>14 at leeward

14:57 | wind is now 14>17 knots in race area

14:55 | top 10 girls - AUS911, POL111, GER77, FRA59, POL19, POL1381, ARM1, FRA111, EST84, POL717

14:48 | first finishers - AUS911, POL111, GER77

14:46 | sorry about the timing


14:39 | at mark 1 again - AUS911, POL111, GER77

14:38 | at mark 2 - POL111, AUS911, GER77

14:36 | women at mark 1 - POL111, AUS911, ARM1

14:36 | OCS - DEN811, ESP91, POL0

14:31 | first 10 finishers race 8 men - POL126, AUS0, POL10, BRA50, EST99, POL11, GBR83, DEN111, POL16, FRA105


14:28 | first finishers in mens race 8- POL126, AUS0,

14:26 | start for women - good start

14:25 | at mark 1 for men second time- POL126, AUS0, BRA50,

14:23 | warning signal for women.

14:21 | the women will be starting soon - the PRO wants the races to move faster today - the aim is 4 races for all

14:19 | at the downwind gate - POL126, AUS0, BRA50

14:15 | at mark 1 for first time - POL126, AUS0, EST99

14:10 | Individual recall

14:07 | we start under an I flag - lets hope we start cleanly first time

14:07 | wind is 12>15 knots- average 13

14:05 | warning signal race 8 for men

13:45 | AP down - 11/12 knots in the race area

13:35 | 10 minutes to class flag for men on the OFP. So 30 minutes to the start

13:30 | the wind is now 9.11 knots in the race area. It will not be long before we go racing. Meanwhile, i have asked the international jury here in SP to prepare a paper - information for competitors from the jury - which will be published soon.

12:44 | we have had the skippers meeting. The wind has backed off a little , as it did yesterday , before moving into the predicted direction and building into a breeze enough to call out the sailors.

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