8th of July 2011, Puerto Rico, 2011 Puerto Rico FORMULA WINDSURFING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Day 4 - live report

17:42 | First finishers in Race 11- FRA192, POL10, BRA50, DEN111, USA34, BRA3333, AUS0, POL16, ISR1, BRA999

15:45 | No more racing today - we have scheduled skippers meeting for 10.00 tomorrow; first warning signmal at 11.00

15:18 | FRA192 is leading from POL10 , ARG 3, - Dennis Littel crashed at Mark 1 and had to retire , maybe a knee problem. Aus120 taken out from behind on the staret bline - for sure we have a couple of protests tonight

15:05 | Race 11 underwway - clear start

16:44 | after 10 races - FRA192, BRA3333, BRA50, ISR1, ARG3, AUS0, POL16, DEN1111, USA34, FRA531

14:45 | There has been an accident - the mark 2 is going down, the RC are quickly replacing the mark !

14:43 | Top 10 finishers- FRA192, BRA50, USA34, AUS0, ARG3, POL16, ISR1, BRA3333, DEN111, EST202

14:37 | some adjustment to the course is required before the final race of the day - race 11

14:21 | FRA192 finishes - ahead of BRA50, ARG3, AUS0 ISR1 -but i may need to review that finish


14:12 | Great spectacle - really exciting and easy to follow from the beacch

14:12 | Leading race 10 - FRA192, USA34, BRA50 , ARG3

13:57 | only a few minutes away from the start of race 10 - wind has picked up , and it looks fantastic racing conditions

13:35 | After 9 races - FRA192, BRA3333, ISR1, BRA50, ARG3, AUS0, DEN111, POL16, NED13, USA34

13:22 | Top 10 in race 9 - USA34, ISR1, BRA50, NED13, ARG3, BRA3333, FRA531, AUS0, FRA192, BRA2497,

13:03 | Next warning signal is at 14.00

15:03 |

12:59 | First 5 finishers were - USA34, ISR1, BRA50, NED13, ARG3..

12:48 | At mark 1 for second time - USA34, NED13, ISR1, BRA3333, BRA50

14:43 | the wind is around 9 knots - 4th is FRA531 not 192

12:48 | afterr 1 lap - USA34, NED13, BRA3333, FRA192, ISR1

14:42 | at mark 1 - USA34, NED13, FRA752, BRA3333, FRA531

12:40 | but no OCS ... !

12:39 | clear start in race 9- although a few guys may have been involved in a port tack pile up !

12:25 | Top 5 after 8 races - FRA192, BRA3333, ISR1, ARG3, BRA50

12:11 | The wind is shifting they may have to reset the course

12:10 | First finishers - BRA50, FRA192, ARG3, BRA3333, AUS0, ISR1, POL10, NED13, BRA2497, FRA752

12:05 | At the finish - BRA50, FRA192, ARG3...

11:54 | Still leading is Gabriel Browne (BRA50) from FRA192 and ARG3

11:45 | Leading sailors at half way - BRA50, FRA192, ARG3, BRA3333, POL?, ISR1. AUS0

11:39 | Race 8 is underway in good wind - DOM22 OCS

11:26 | While we are waiting for the first start - a big thank you to mthe sponsors of the event - main sponsors are Municipio de San Juan, Ruerto Rico Tourism, Department of Recreation and Sports , and Corona.

11:18 | The days foorecast did not look good - but it has improved remarkably , lets hope we can get 4 races today . however things change very fast here in Puerto Rico.!

11:17 | Casper is on his way home this morning - we wish him well, a speedy recovery and back on the formula track soon

11:13 | We have lowered postponement - warning signal at 11.30. The wind is 12knots in starting area , with gusts of 15>18

09:10 | I have got AGM hangover - and it is not because of alcohol overload ! Whichever side of the fence you sit - i am sure all concerned believed passionately in the future of the class.

09:07 | Minutes of AGM will be published in due course - the main topics of discussion and debate are the agreed changes to class rules - fro 3 to 2 fins ; from 3 to 2 sails. As ever, there are widely conflicting (different ) viewpoints - and many good arguments on both sides.

09:05 | Skippers meeting today is at 10.30; but for once all the talk is not about the forecast for today , but last nights AGM !