17th of May 2012, Germany, 2012 Formula Windsurfing European Championship

Day two reports + video



19:45 | No more racing today - first possible start at 11.00

18:18 | at the finish GBR83, AUS0, ISR1, POL11, NED13,

18:12 | followed by AUS0 , POL11,

18:11 | at mark 1 - GBR83, ISR1,

18:06 | at mark 3 after 1 lap - GBR83,ISR1, AUS0,

18:03 | at mark 1 - GBR83, ISR1, POL11, NED13, AUS0

18:00 | my mistake race 3 started at 17.55

17:59 | Top 5 after 2 races - GBR83, AUS0, NED52, NED13, BRA50

17:58 | We are in sequence for race 3

17:12 | we have a longer break now before race 3

16:59 | correction - 13>16 knots !

16:56 | the wind speed as they finish this race is 3>16 knots

16:55 | just at the start the power went and i lost the internet .. but it was a clear start; at mark 1 GBR83, ISR1, NED13, AUS0, POL10, GER16.....at mark 3 - GBR83, ISR1, AUS0, POL10 ...at mark 1 for second time GBR83, ISR1, AUS0, NED13.......first finishers are GBR83, ISR1, with big lead over AUS0,NED13,

16:30 | Warning signal for race 2

16:26 | Some sailors have actually changed up and are now on their biggest sail

16:11 | Unfortunately there have been a couple of equipment failures - but most of the fleet went out to race and survived

16:09 | the wind has dropped a little , but most sailors stay on the same sails as race 1

16:08 | The next warning signal will be very soon - then according to championship rules a 30 minute break on the beach

15:51 | next AUS0, ISR1, BRA50....

15:50 | First finishers clear ahead of the fleet -GBR83 in close finish ahead of NED 52

15:36 | clear start for race 1

15:31 | we are in sequence - 4 minutes to the start

15:25 | 5 minutes to warning signal

15:11 | The course is two laps of windward leeward course, with an offset mark from mark 1 - the windward mark. Finish behind the committee start boat

15:10 | AP down - 20 minutes to the warning signal for race 1 of the 2012 championship. The wind is 12>14 knots from the west, low tide and onshore!


14:03 | Next announcement at 14.30 - with first possible warning signal at 15.00

14:00 | The race crews are getting ready to launch boats from the beat - 2 ribs from the beach and abigger one from the harbour

13:58 | We think the conditions have improved enough to go racing- although it will be challeging!

13:17 | At least it is sunny and the crowds are out in force today. It is national holiday in Germany and a great oportunity for an extended weekend break

14:16 | an updated equipment list and competitor list will be published soon

13:15 | Hi - the wind has moderated to around 18 knots , but still onshore. Next announcement is at 14.00 with first possible warning signal at 14.30.