16th of August 2013, Latvia, 2013 FORMULA WINDSURFING EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP & IFCA SLALOM GRAND PRIX

Live report day 4

15:23 | well done to Betti Vainkula (EST212) started and finished every race - and currently in 46th overall

15:22 | current 1st master - Steve Allen; 1st grandmaster Ansis Dale; 1st youth Christian Justesen; 1st light Sebastian Kornum

15:21 | tomorrows skippers meeting is at 0900- first possible warning signal at 1000

15:20 | AUS0 has a two point lead over NED52 - it will go to the wire !

15:18 | Top 10 after 11 races and 3 drops - AUS0, NED52, ISR1, POL16, DEN24, LAT23, FRA531, POL48, POL23, EST24

14:55 | AUS0 -14pts; NED52 -15pts; POL16 - 24pts

14:54 | After 10 races the top 10 are - AUS0, NED52, POL16, ISR1, DEN24, LAT23, FRA531, POL48, POL23, EST24

14:50 | thats it for formula today - wind is average 10 knots - so it will be a wait for 1 hour to see if wind improves for slalom

14:48 | followed by - NED52, POL23, POL48, POL555, POL239

14:47 | at the finish - LAT23, ISR1, AUS0

14:44 | At the upwind - LAT23 with big lead from ISR1 and AUS0

14:39 | at the gate is LAT23, ISR1, POL16, AUS0, NED52, POL23

14:38 | downwind things can change ..


14:35 | at the first upwind - LAT23 and AUS0

14:31 | clear start

14:30 | start for race 11

14:25 | warning signal - 5 minutes to the start

14:21 | last formula race of today - and 11th in the series- and another discard

14:20 | orange up

13:59 | 17 mins for the winner - but a very shifty race - and wind dropped at times to 7 knots

13:58 | followed by - LAT23, POL16, POL48, DEN24, POL23, FRA531, LAT13

13:57 | At the finish - AUS0, ISR1, NED52

13:53 | but rounding in first - NED 52, followed by DEN24 and LAT23

13:53 | AUS0 seems to have the lead now


13:52 | Casper and Janis went left - the others went right ... lets see at the next upwind !

13:49 | After 1 lap - NED52, LAT23, AUS0, LAT13, ISR1, POL16, DEN24, FRA531, POL23

13:46 | at the upwind gate - DEN24, LAT23 (or POL48 maybe) then NED52

13:44 | a good start and maybe the lead on this first leg to NED52

13:43 | 8>12 knots on the course

13:43 | a few boards finding the light conditions difficult at the start

13:40 | clear start

13:40 | start for race 10

13:36 | wind is 9>13 knots are more sideshore

13:35 | 5 minutes to the start

13:35 | warning signal

13:31 | two more formula races then we wait a little and hopefully some slalom racing

13:30 | 5 minutes to warning signal for race 10

13:30 | orange up

13:00 | a lead change and casper back in front

12:58 | Top 10 after race 9 - NED52, AUS0, POL16, ISR1, DEN24, LAT23, FRA531, POL48, POL23, EST24

12:55 | Top 10 in race 9 - POL16, NED52, LAT23, AUS0, DEN24, ISR1, FRA531, POL48, LTU14, EST24

12:50 | now it is a break for lunch - racing will resume soon

12:20 | at the finish - POL16, NED52, AUS0, NED52, DEN24, LAT23

12:19 | NED52 working very hard - pumping downwind

12:19 | POL16 in the middle seems to have the edge

12:18 | some to the right , some in the middle and some to the left


12:17 | all options are being taken by the leading racers as they look for fastest way to the leeward gate

12:17 | tough race - hoping the wind picks up after the lunch break

12:17 | possibly POL16/AUS0 are reversed ...

12:15 | at mark 1 for second time - NED52, POL16 , ISR1, DEN24, AUS0

12:10 | average wind speed 9.5 knots


12:09 | wind is very shifty at the moment ...

12:09 | after 1 lap - POL16, ISR1, AUS0, NED52, DEN24, LAT23

12:04 | at mark 1 - NED52, AUS0, ISR1

11:59 | great start from ISR1 - more than half on port ..

11:58 | clear start

11:58 | start of race 9..

11:54 | top 10 after 8 races - AUS0 one point ahead of NED52, ISR1, POL16, DEN24, FRA531, LAT23, POL23, POL48, EST24

11:53 | warning signal - 5 minutes to the start of race 9

11:48 | orange up

11:45 | course has been adjusted

11:25 | some adjustment needed to the course for the next race

11:24 | it is a race to the finish line - NED 52 , POL16, ISR1, AUS0 are first finishers

11:22 | Wind is a bit up and down - average 11 gusting to 15 , but dropping to 8

11:20 | followed by POL16..

11:19 | at mark 1 for the second time - NED52, ISR1, AUS0, DEN24

11:14 | after 1 lap - NED52, POL16, ISR1, AUS0, DEN24, FRA823, LAT23 ...

11:11 | average wind speed of 10knots

11:10 | at mark 1 - NED52

11:05 | clear start ..

11:05 | start..

11:00 | warning signal for race 8 - 5 minutes to the start

10:55 | orange flag up


10:55 | but everone is getting out - and its 11/12 knots on the course

10:45 | launching is a little bit tricky this morning ...

10:40 | AP down - warning signal at 1100

09:56 | Skippers meeting about to start.
Wind is onshore again but looks ok for formula and 4 races planned with possibility of slalom later in the afternoon

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