14th of August 2013, Latvia, 2013 FORMULA WINDSURFING EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP & IFCA SLALOM GRAND PRIX

Live report day 2

17:10 | Top ten after 2 rounds - AUS0, ISR1, LAT23, POL23, POL16, FRA823, FIN2, EST2, NED52, LAT48

16:40 | full results soon

16:17 | top 5 finishers in the final - AUS0, ISR1, LAT23, FIN2 , POL16

16:16 | There will be no more racing today - start boat struggling with its anchor and wind is dropping below slalom minimum ...

16:15 | We had some drama before racing in r2 could commence- needed to assist in the rescue of the police boat !


16:15 | R2 final just finishing - AUS0 from ISR1

15:10 | Second elimination will be ready soon.

14:55 | top racers in the first elimination were - AUS0, ISR1, POL23, POL16, LAT23

13:26 | two late entries acepted for slalom - now two heats of 12 - top 5 to the final; rest to loser final

13:25 | 18 knots with gusts of 25 knots

12:50 | the decision is for slalom

12:35 | wind has switched more sideshore and the wind is increasing again

11:20 | We have decided to wait for conditions to improve - next announcement at 1300. Possible another storm coming - very unstable conditions

11:11 | almost dead on shore and the waves just knock the board off course with insufficient wind to get planning and punch out

11:10 | AP up at the beach - it may be windy at sea but off the beach it is too light for ISR1 with a 12.0 to get off the beach!


10:31 | wind is 12>17 knots

10:30 | AP down in 10 minutes - warning signal at 11.00


10:20 | heavy rain .... probably followed by sunshine ... we have all conditions here in Liepaja

10:00 | We are postponed at the beach - thunder and lightening - and waves increasing

09:18 | Wind is currently onshore and 9>16 knots .
It could be a challenging day

09:17 | Maybe slalom will follow - with a forecast for more wind later this morning/early afternoon

09:15 | Skippers meeting was at 0900 - first uptoday will be 2 races for Formula; and then a break to re-assess the conditions