13th of August 2013, Latvia, 2013 FORMULA WINDSURFING EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP & IFCA SLALOM GRAND PRIX

Live report

19:06 | First warning signal tomorrow at 10.00

19:05 | Top 10 after 3 races - AUS0, NED52, POL16, DEN24, ISR1, FRA531, FRA823, LAT13, POL23, LAT0

18:37 | that will be the last race today

18:35 | Leading towards the finish - AUS0, POL16, ISR1

18:28 | sorry about timing ..

18:24 | after 1 lap - ISR1, POL16, AUS0, DEN24, LAT0,LAT13, EST2, NED52,

18:24 | leading at mark 1 - NED 52

18:20 | leading sailors after 2 races - NED52, AUS0, LAT23, POL16, DEN24, ISR1, FRA531, POL555, FRA823, LAT13

18:19 | POL555 ocs

18:18 | start - maybe an ocs ..

18:14 | 4 minutes to the start race 3

18:05 | the course is being adjusted again

18:00 | here comes the rain again ....

17:52 | we are going for a 3rd race back to back to validate the championship as long as the wind does not increase drastically

17:52 | Wind is now 14 knots

17:50 | First finishers - AUS0, NED52, POL16, DEN24

17:44 | after 1 lap - NED52, POL16, AUS 0, FRA 531 , LAT 23, DEN 24,

17:36 | 11 knots

17:35 | clear start race 2

17:23 | the course has been adjusted for the new wind direction

17:22 | last finisher now in - 10 mins to next warning signal

17:15 | Wind is 14 knots but a shift in direction ... the course is being reset

17:14 | Top 5 in race 1 were - LAT23, NED52, ISR1, AUS0, DEN24

17:03 | At top mark LAT23 leading

16:59 | 12>14 knots

16:59 | 7 mins for first lap

16:57 | after 1 round leading are AUS0, LAT23, POL23, NED52, DEN 24 , ISR 1

16:55 | at mark 1 the leading sailor is NED52

16:50 | Start - clear start

16:45 | warning signal - 5 mins to the start

16:40 | orange flag up


16:38 | easy launching, most racers are out on the water without much problem

16:22 | we will be racing soon

16:20 | 10 to 12 knots

15:50 | The wind has shifted 25 deg and is picking up. The course is being reset .... but we also have more rain coming !

15:30 | we are still waiting , no change, except the waves are getting a little smaller

13:50 | if the forecast is correct - wind around 1700

13:40 | we may have to wait until later this afternoon to restart

13:25 | lunch has arrived ...

13:20 | we wait at the beach for conditions to improve and hopefully the forecast is correct

12:34 | no start, the wind has dropped further and the sailors will return to the beach

12:29 | we are in sequence

12:28 | we are going for another start

12:24 | 54 racers are entered and the competitor list will be published soon

12:23 | we have a rain which is getting worse and killing the wind .... hopefully it picks up again

12:23 | race 1 was abandoned just after the start - the wind dropped below 7 knots

12:22 | welcome to liepaja and day 1 of racing at 2013 europeans