23rd of August 2012, Latvia, 2012 FW Worlds

Day three reports

15:03 | No more racing today - 0900 skipperseeting tomorrow ; first warning signal at 1000

14:25 | Women and silver fleet released for the day -next announcement at 1500 for gold fleet

12:59 | The conditions have not improved - wind is west (dead onshore) and 20+knots.

12:59 | Lunch has arrived - next announcement at 14.00

10:30 | Next announcement 1200. Also - a further complication is an injury to the skipper of the starting vessel . He needs to go ashore - a hand injury.

10:29 | Sailors that have been out say - upwind they can manage , downwind very difficult , even dangerous. The swell is bigger and steeper than last years final day .

10:28 | The conditions are right on the edge - gusts of 26 knots

10:27 | We are now postponed on the beach

09:51 | Some issues keeping the start boat on anchor

09:51 | RO needs to be sure the course is in place and is staying in place .


09:50 | The wind is 20 to 22 knots - big swell - two riders out testing - but for the moment the fleet is on hold on the beach.


09:49 | D flag - for Safety System - is flying . Gold fleet are signing in to race.

08:12 | we will post a schedule - but will need to be flexible about the sailing for all groups

08:11 | Windy and onshore is the forecast for today. That makes for very challenging formula conditions in Liepaja - similar to the final day at last years europeans