18th of August 2011, Latvia, FW European Championships and Grand Prix

Day three reports

17:55 | No protests - first start tomorrow at 11.00

17:49 | Top 3 in women - UKR9, POL19, POL213; top 3 light - FRA752, BRA999, POL48; top 3 masters - AUS0, EST202, EST44; 1st youth -LTU153; 1st grand master - LTU 789

17:15 | Top 10 in gold fleet after 7 races - POL013, ISR1, POL16, NED52, ARG3, AUSO, POL555, BRA3333, FRA531, POL10

17:07 | a good days racing here in Liepaja , Latviua, - \\\\"where the wind is born\\\\" !

17:07 | First finishers - LTU799 over 1 minute ahead of EST12, LAT134, BRA302

17:03 | average windspeed down to 10 knots

11:59 | Top 10 finishers race 7 for Gold - NED52, POL16, POL013, ISR1, EST44, POL555, POL10, EST202, ARG3, FRA105

16:58 | leading boards - LTU799, EST12, LAT313, Lat134, BRA302

16:55 | Big lead for LTU799 in this race

16:53 | the wind is good for the last race of today - and the forecast is looking good for tomorrow

16:31 | 14.25 minutes for first finisher

16:30 | at the finish - NED52, POL16, POL013,

16:28 | silver fleet are going out for their last race

16:23 | leading at mark 2 - NED52, POL16, POL013, ISR1, EST44, POL555, POL10, EST202

16:16 | sorry 16.15 clear start for gold

16:20 | start for race 7 for gold fleet

10:59 | average windspeed has increased again - 11 knots

15:58 | Leading the womens race is POL19 from UKR9

15:52 | class flag for gold fleet is up on te beach - 20 minutes to warning signal for their last race today

15:51 | average windspeed 10.1

15:50 | clear start for womens race 10

15:29 | Top 10 men after 6 races - POL013, ISR1, POL16, NED52, ARG3, AUS0, POL555, BRA3333, FRA531, POL10

15:27 | UKR9 is winner of ladies race 9

15:17 | Silver fleet are racing their 6th race in the finals

10:16 | Average windspeed 10.3

15:15 | Top 10- gold fleet race 6 - POL013, ISR1, NED52, POL16, POL25, POL555, FRA752, EST202, FRA531, AUS0

14:56 | Women start - one OCS and its POL19

14:50 | WARNING SIGNAL FOR WOMEN

14:47 | TOP finishers in race 6 for gold - POL013, ISR1, NED52, Pol16

14:40 | top 10 finishers silver fleet race 5 -LTU11, LAT119, EST233, FIN2, LAT313, EST789, BRA302, POL211, EST12, LTU799

14:37 | it is getting lighter in patches

14:35 | average wind - 10.9

14:34 | leading sailors coming to mark 2 - POL013, NED52, ISR1, POL25, POL16, FRA531, AUS0...

14:30 | womens class flag up at beach - 20 minutes to warning signal race 9

14:28 | race underway for Gold - 3 blag flag disqualifications - NED77, BRA999, POL239

14:16 | General recall ...

14:10 | Warning signal for race 6 gold fleet - average wind speed is 11.1 knots

13:49 | Top ten after 5 races in gold fleet - POL013, ISR1, ARG3, POL16, NED52, POL10, AUS0, BRA3333, POL555, FRA531

13:35 | Silver fleet start

13:15 | Silver fleet will be leaving the beach soon for race 5

13:14 | Finish gold fleet race 5- aus0, arg3, isr1, pol16, pol10, bra3333, ned52, pol013

13:05 | Leading sailors in Gold Fleet race 5 - after 1 lap- AUS0, POL16, ARG3, ISR1, POL25, POL10, BRA3333

13:00 | Top 3 light in Gold leet - FRA752, BRA999, NED777; top 3 masters - AUS0, EST202, EST44

07:57 | Race 8 for women - UKR9, POL19, EST146

12:56 | Clear start for gold fleet


12:50 | Gold Fleet warning signal for race 5

12:23 | Womens start for race 8...all clear

12:18 | warning signal for women race 8

12:16 | average wind speed still 13 knots

12:15 | women are racing back to back - then gold fleet come out.

12:10 | Top ten 10 Gold fleet after 4 races - POL013, ISR1, POL16, ARG3, NED52, POL10, POL555, BRA3333, AUS0, FRA531

12:08 | First finishers in silver fleet - POL211, SWE76, LAT313

12:04 | First finishers in womens fleet - UKR9, POL19, POL213

11:58 | Silver fleet after 1 lap - POL211, LAT313, LAT777...

11:54 | Wind speed is now average 13knots

11:53 | Leading the women sfter 1 lap - UKR9 from POL19, POL213

11:52 | Top 10 finishers Gold race 4 - pol16, pol013, pol25, pol10, isr1, arg3, bra3333, pol11, ned13, bra999

11:48 | Clear start for silver fleet

11:41 | clear start for women

11:35 | Warning signal for women race 7

11:25 | at the finish - POL16, POL013, POL25, POL10, ISR1

11:16 | Average wind speed - 11.3 knots

11:17 | silver fleet class flag is up on the beach - 20 minutes to their warning signal

11:16 | after 1 lap - POL16, POL013, POL25, POL10, ARG3, POL11, ISR1

11:06 | race started - one over early - FRA1642

11:00 | warning signal for gold fleet race 4 - 11>12 knots

10:36 | Guido -our equipment inspector - is looking to further deverlop the pre registration of equipment. Maybe move to online system.

05:34 | Also more feedback about the 2 sail rule - NOR and SWE racers want to keep to 3; also concern about limiting youth and women to 2 , and still be able to race in widest possible range of conditions

10:33 | Some discussion amongst the racers about the new group racing system - mostly favourable, but maybe some improvements could be made?


10:32 | the wind is good now - side/onshore and 11 knots; sunny and windy - perfect

08:40 | good morning from liepaja - we have a good forecast and schedule 4 races for all fleets today.