19th of September 2009, Spain, 2009 FW Worlds in Santa Pola

Final day

Ceri reports..
17:55 | on the podium - women POL111,AUS911, FRA59;
men - AUS0, POL10, POL126

17:35 | we are waiting on end of protest time - and then prize giving tonight at 20.00hrs and a big party at the beach

17:17 | at the finish for race 12 women - POL111, POL19 , AUS911

17:16 | At mark 2 women race 12- POL19, POL111, AUS911

17:12 | Top Ten finishersin mens race - GBR83, ISR1, ESO7, POL126, AUS0, POL16.EST44, NED51, NED13, FRA86

17:06 | at mark 1 for women - POL19, POL111

17:05 | has AUS0 done it ? !

17:02 | at the finish for men - GBR83, ISR1, ESP7, AUS 0

17:00 | clear start for women

16:59 | last minute for women

16:56 | I flag for womens start

16:55 | 13 knots at the windward mark

16:55 | warning signal for women race 12

16:52 | at mark 2 - NED13, AUS0, ISR1

16:50 | at mark 1 for first round - NED13, ISR1,AUS0,

16:48 | 12 knots at windward mark

16:50 | BFD - GBR451, POL320

16:45 | clear start for men

16:44 | l2 > 15 knots at windward mark- last minute for mens start

16:46 | the race officer will only have one chance to start a mens and a womens race

16:41 | black flag- 4 minutes to start

16:40 | warning signal race 12 for men - the last possible race for men in this championship

16:39 | last minute before warning signal

16:36 | 10/11 knots in the racing area

16:35 | the last possible warning signal is 17;00hrs

16:30 | 15 minutes to warning signal for women

16:25 | 15 minutes to warning signal for men

16:24 | now the wind is 12knots and the AP is down

16:16 | the wind is playing games with us ! just when it seemed to be stabilising --a wind shift.
The tension is almost unbearable - and i am only spectating

15:59 | the wind has stabilised - 11>13 knots has just been recorded at the windward mark. 9 /10 knots at the start ; 6 knots at finish . We could be racing soon

15:10 | wind is very unstable , with big differences in direction at different parts of the course area. Meanwhile -you can read the minutes of AGM AGM 2009 minutes

14:20 | the wind is coming and going and keeps changing direction.

13:25 | wind is now 6>8 knots in the race area

12:45 | the wind has moved more sideshore - but is not in the forecast direction. We must wait for further changes.

12:40 | After the skippers meeting every competitor was presented with a commemorative plate from the Mayor of Santa Pola and the Consellera de Deportes.

11:55 | skippers meeting in 5 mins .the wind is dropping and the next hope is that it swings to onshore. Tense few hours for many sailors!

10:30 | The schedule for racing is unchanged for today. What is different - we have a strong offshore breeze, which has been blowing since early this morning. Forecast wind is onshore - as yesterday.

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