28th of November 2009, Brazil, Fortaleza Grand Prix 2009

Day 4 - live report

15:28 | Party tonight

15:27 | Programme tomorrow:
Skippersmeeting at 10h15, Race #14: 11h15, Race # 15: 12h15, Prizegiving 12h50.....

14:45 | end of protest time at 15h51 minutes

14:45 | wait and see if my calculations are ok....

14:42 | provisiona;l results after race 13: ITA 4 - 26 pts, BRA 50 -26 pts, AUS 0 - 33pts, POL 10 38 pts, BRA 999 39 pts.....

14:41 | 111, 13, 1, 415, 2479 (92?)

14:40 | 50,10 999, 74

14:39 | finish after 16 minutes and 45 seconds: NED 13 - hup holland hup, ITA 4, AUS o

14:39 | NO NEd 13, ITA 4, AUS o

14:39 | Did ned 13 tacked to early?


14:38 | Mark 1 last time of the day.....

14:37 | Steve tacked again ????

14:37 | BRA 50 is catching up


14:35 | tacking first: Ned 13, Pol 10

14:35 | Steve seems to have the better angle

14:34 | BRA 999,

14:34 | BRA 74, AUS 0, DEN 111, ITA 4, BRa 50

14:33 | round 2: 9 minutes: POl 10, BRA 3333, NED 13

14:32 | NED 13 !!!

14:30 | Mark 1: POL 10, NED 13, BRA 74, BRA 3333, 0, DEN 111, ITA 4, BRA 50

14:30 | NED 13?


14:30 | very

14:28 | It\\\\'s ery close

14:28 | some follow other continue

14:27 | Steve allen tacks away...did he feel a windshift?

14:25 | clean start BRA 1 and AUS 0 first of the line

14:24 | one minute to go

14:23 | most surfers on pin-end again looking for the lift from the shore on the first up-wind, reminds me of lake garda.....

14:20 | class flag up

14:10 | surfers are heading out, internet more stable again.....keep your fingers crossed

14:00 | AP down and internet verrrrrrry slow

13:50 | Top 5 after 12 races, 3 discards:
BRA 50 - 22pt, ITA 4 - 24pt, AUS 0 - 30pt, BRA 999 - 33pt, POL 10 - 33pt

13:31 | see you later for race 3 of the day at 14h20

13:31 | BRA 2497, BRA 5, BRA 1

13:30 | 9DEN 111), den 13, BRA 999, AUS 0,

13:29 | bra 74, ned 13

13:29 | close finish: seconds 50, 10, 4, 3333

13:29 | BRA 3333

13:28 | BRA 50, ITA 4, POL 10

13:27 | Mark 1: Everybody close to each other

13:26 | Sarah Herbert just rounded mark 2, 4 minutes behind first mark, fantastic in these conditions

13:25 | POL 10. DEN 111 also tack

13:24 | Alberto tacks first

13:23 | aus o was wrong just now...only around 10th position

13:23 | followed by bra 74, (den 111), bra 3333, bra 50, aus 0

13:22 | mark 2: ITA 4, 8 minutes 10

13:21 | ITA 4 is extending his lead

13:21 | 20-26 knots

13:20 | mark 1: ITA 4, POL 10, (DEN 111), BRA 50, NED 13, BRA 74, BRA 333e, Aus o

13:15 | BRA 50 and ITA 4 slightle better then the rest, POL 10, NED 13, BRA 74, DEN 111 together on port, 2 sailors outside on starboard,

13:15 | den 111

13:15 | individual recall

13:14 | most of the sailors at pin-end at one minute before the start

13:09 | I-flag up

13:10 | Class flag is flying

12:50 | AP down on the beach

12:40 | Wojtek broke the front end of the boom and came just in time back to the beach. Marco Begalli had to be resqued after breaking his deboichet fin when he was in 4-5 position. Jaoa Henrique broke a boom.....ITA 4 lost 5 places at mark one due to drop of wind at first rounding and overshoot with 30 seconds the second time and lost there the first place to BRA 50....AUS 0 also goot caught in teh lull at mnark 1 first toime around. It seems that the hand of God guided BRA 50 through this lull......a lot of stories on this very hard race: lulls, gusts, windshifts....

12:23 | next start at 13h10

12:22 | BRA 5, BRA 2497, DEN 13, NED 13

12:21 | BRA 3333, DEN 111, BRA 1, BRA 999, BRA 74, AUS 0

12:20 | on the finish 16\\\\"20 seconds: BRA 50, ITA 4

12:17 | after 15 minutes and 1 seconf mark 1 : Bra 50 ITA 4

12:15 | BRA 50 extends his lead

12:14 | BRA 999.....BRA 1 in tenth position

12:13 | mark 2 9\\\\"40: BRA 50, ITA 4, BRA 3333

12:12 | pol 10 back to beach

12:12 | an da lot more hard to distinguish with the gate course

12:11 | bra 50, bra 3333, den 111, bra 74

12:10 | after 5 minutes and 55 seconds mark 1

12:10 | after 5 minutes and 55 seconds mark 1

12:09 | ITA 4 and BRA 3333 crossed before outside group

12:09 | outside tacked to early

12:07 | on inside are AUS 0, BRA 3333, ITA 4, BRA 50, POL 10


12:07 | surfers on beach starting to tack, outside follows

12:08 | As mentioned before a very long upwind.....

12:05 | 6 surfers to right side (beach side) of the course, teh rest toward the open sea

12:05 | 16-17 knots, gusts to 21

12:05 | Clean start

12:04 | last minute, 6 on pin-end

12:04 | 20 knots average on starting vessel

12:03 | TV and a lot of photographers on the Perla Negra, our startboat

12:01 | i-flag is up

12:00 | 25 knots....

12:00 | 5 minute flag i sup

11:58 | internet is slow, ..

11:40 | AP down

11:27 | the course is set 18 knots average gusts up to 24

11:17 | The course will be posted soon, waiting for ceri and bogo at the back-office

11:16 | The course is a huge upwind/downwind with 2 very bifg upwinds and one very big downwind

11:15 | that is off course local Fortaleza time = CET +4 or GMT +3

11:15 | Skippersmeeting is over: today 3 races: one at 12h00, one at 13h10 and one at 14h20

10:38 | internet is really slow and stops sometimes....
it\\\\'s weekend.....

08:51 | Upwind downwind course with 2 gates and a reaching finish is the plan for today. Tomorrow a course with a slalom finish.....

08:48 | Good morning, a bit cloudy this morning, the wind was blowing all night at 20 knots.
Skippersmeeting at 11.00 hours, first possible start at 12.00 hours