18th of May 2012, Germany, 2012 Formula Windsurfing European Championship

Day 3 reports + video



20:07 | We have brought forward the start tomorrow. First possible warning signa at 08.30.

19:14 | At the finish - GBR83, AUS0, NED13, ISR1, NED52, GER122

19:08 | Upwind for second time - GBR83, NED13, AUS0,

19:05 | Windspeed is 8>11 knots

19.00 | leading at halfway - GBR83, AUS0, NED13, ISR1, BRA3333

19:55 | at mark 1 - GBR83, NED13, AUS0, ISR1, BRA3333

19:50 | Clear start race 7

18:48 | we are in sequence for race 7 - the last race today

18:34 | correction - first finishers race 6 - GBR83, ISR1, AUS0, BRA3333, NED52, GER88

18:26 | At the finish - GBR83 - we think from AUS0 and ISR1

18:23 | GBR83 leading from BRA3333 and ISR1

18:18 | The wind is 9>11 knots

18:16 | Top 10 after 5 races - GBR83, ISR1, AUS0, NED52, NED13, BRA50, GER122, BRA999, POL23, BRA3333

18:16 | Now leading sailors are - GBR83, BRA3333, AUS0,ISR1, GER122, BRA999

18:10 | At mark 1 - GBR83, ISR1, AUS0, BRA3333, EST202

18:05 | start - and over early was POL25 ..

18:03 | we are in sequence ..for race 6

17:45 | Next warning signal will be 18.00

16:56 | Now they come ashore for the mandatory 30mins rest before the next possible race

16:55 | At the finish - ISR1, AUS0, BRA3333, NED13, GBR83

16: | At the windward for the last time - ISR1 , AUS0, BRA3333, NED13, GBR83, NED52

16:45 | Now it is ISR1, AUS0, BRA3333, and NED13

16:40 | leading - ISR1, AUS0, NED13, NED52, BRA3333

16:35 | All clear at the start

16:30 | Warning signal for race 5

16:13 | After 4 races the first discard will kick in - and we will see some changes in the top 10

16:13 | racing is back to back - race 5 will follow as soon as possible

16:12 | even worse - again - ISR1, GBR83, NED52, POL25

16:11 | reat more clearly - ISR1, GBR83, ED52, POL25

16:10 | At the finish and with a good leasd over the two - its ISR1 and GBR83 from NED52 & POL25

15:59 | leading the fleet are GBR83 and ISR1

16:59 | OCS - GER 189, GER88, BRA767, SUI96

15:55 | It is a short first upwind as the start line is in the middle of the course

15:53 | strange - most of the fleet started on port

15:50 | the race has started - we think there were 2 or 3 over early ..

15:45 | Warning Signal - 5 minutes to the start of race 4

15:44 | The Rollei stand is creating a lot of interest - displaying their lastest products and a nice feature is the display of classic cameras going back to the 1930\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s

15:43 | Once again the crowds are out in force - soaking up the sun and the incredible atmosphere that is always a feature of Sylt.

15:42 | The conditions could not be more different from yesterday- flat water racing today !

15:35 | 10 minutes to warning signal. The wind is 12>16 knots in the course area

14:55 | AP will come down at 15.00- first warning signal at 15.30

14:38 | The wind is still offshore but more stable - and not dropping below 9knots. We will be racing soon

13:52 | no change at the moment - the wind is very unstable - announcements every 30 minutes

12:40 | we are still on hold next announcement at 13.00

11:25 | We are still on hold - winds are gusty and offshore - but forecast to pick up.

09:58 | Skippers meeting on day 3 about to start. We have offshore winds forecast for today - so the conditions are completely different from day 2!