22nd of October 2009, Brazil, Sao Paulo Grand Prix 2009

Day two. Ceri reports ...

16:35 | my mistake - ross has best discard and is first , alberto second !!

16:15 | 4 good races today - top five are: ITA 4, GBR83, BRA3333, ARG3, DEN111.
full results , photos and report will be posted later

15:59 | overall results will be posted soon - but 1st on tie break from GBR83 is ITA4.

15:55 | the top 10 finishers in race 4 - ITA4,BRA3333,GBR83, ARG3,DEN111, BRA999, BRA50, BRA2497, BRA4444, BRA5

19:30 | after 1 lap - ITA4, BRA3333, DEN111, ARG3, GBR83

15:20 | race 4 has started - conditions for racing are good- no waves

15.00 | first finishers race 3 - ITA4, GBR83, ARG3, BRA3333, BRA50, BRA2497, DEN111, BRA999,BRA4444, BRA74

14:40 | after one lap - GBR83, ITA4, BRA999

14:30 | clear start

14:25 | 5 mins to start of race 3

18:10 | wind is back to 15>17 knots

13:57 | wind is now down to 10>13 knots

13:55 | next warning signal at 14.15

13:45 | at the finish of race 2 - GBR83, ITA4, BRA999, ARG3, DEN111, BRA50, BRA3333, BRA4444, BRA5, ARM1,

17:30 | after 1 lap- ITA4, ARG3, BRA999

17:20 | clear start race 2

13:15 | 5 mins to start

13:10 | 5 mins to warning signal for race 2

13.05 | the first sailors in race 1 - GBR83, DEN111, BRA999, BRA333, ITA4, BRA50, BRA74, ARG3, BRA4444, BRA2497,

12:48 | wind is 20 knots

12:45 | we have a start for race 1 of the 2009 Sao Paulo Grand Prix- clear start

12:20 | the wind in the new starting area is 12>14 knots - so we hope to be racing soon

11:55 | the wind direction has switched and the sailors are planning across to the new course area., which is in the channel between the island and the mainland

11:35 | the sailors are slowly making their way out to the race area - but it looks a little too light !

10:43 | the wind dropped completely but has now begun to swing back into the easterly direction where it may stay for today. The course is a simple windward /leeward 2 laps - downwind finish. The only problem - it is a long way from the beach without wind to get to the starting area.

08:38 | what a stormy night ! plenty of wind and rain. Early this morning a tropical thunderstorm brought winds well in ecexss of 30 knots. It has now receded - lets hope for good strong and steady breeze today.