8th of June 2005, Greece, IFWC European Championships

Second day of racing...

19:30 End for today... please return for the results after protests hearings, comments and more photos...
19:23 Finish: FRA-192, ARG-3, ISV-1, POL-10, ISV-11, ITA-3, DEN-111, POL-126, NED-13, FRA-421...
19:12 Downwind: FRA-192, ARG-3, ISV-1, ITA-1, ISV-11,...,POl-126...
19:06 Start of the yellow group! OK. The last race for this group..
18:50 Finish: USA-34, NED-57, GBR-83, ITA-1, POL-13, AUS-0, POL-16, POL-11, FRA-5, ITA-120
18:43 Downwind mark: USA-34, NED-57, ITA-1, GBR-83, POL-10, POL-13, AUS-0
18:35 Start od the race#5 blue group..
18:31 The last todays race of the blue group, in 3 minutes.. wind 17 knots.
18:25 Finish of the women race#4: GBR-95, AUS-911, ITA-31, FRA-61, POL-111,POL-8
17:55 Finish: POL-10, FRA-192, ISV-1, FRA-427, ISV-11, DEN-111, POL-126,...,ARG-3, GBR-52...
17:50 Downwind mark:POL-10, ARG-3, FRA-192, FRA-421, ISV-11, ISV-1, POL-126, POL-11, ESP-71...
17:45 Upwind mark: POL-10, ARG-3...
17:40 Gonzalo had a perfest start!!! 16 knots at the starting area..
17:25 Start for the yellow fleet in about 10 min...
17:20 Finish: USA-34, GBR-83, AUS-0, POL-13, ITA-1, ITA-456,FRA-5...
17:17 Downwind mark: USA-34, GBR-83, AUS-0, GBR-56, ITA-1, POL-13, POL-11...
17:10 Start for the race#4 blue group OK. Ross has a perfect start!!!
16:55 Start for the race#3 blue group in about 15 min...
16:45 Now the marks are moved to a new positions so we are on stand by...
16:20 Women finish: AUS-911, GBR-95, ITA-31,FRA-61, POL-11, POL-8...
16:14 wOMEN DOWNWIND MARK: AUS-911, ITA-31, GBR-95, FRA-61, POL-11, POL-8
16:10 Women upwind mark: AUS-911, Verena..
16:02 Start of the women fleet in 2 min!
15:50 Finish: POL-10, FRA-192, ARG-0, ISV-11, NED-13...
15:42 Downwind mark: FRA-192, POL-10, ARG-3, ISV-11, POL-126, ...
15:34 Start OK! SOme OSC... Perfect start of Wojtek!!
15:29 5 min signal for the start of the yellow group. Wind 18 knots!!!
15:47 SECOND UPWIND MARK: POL-10, FRA-192...
15:24 The yellow group race#3 will start in a few minutes...
15:20 Finish: GBR-83, USA-34,AUS-0, ITA-1, POL-16, ITA-415,...
15:13 Downwind mark: GBR-83, AUS-0, USA-34, POL-25, POL-16, TUR-1...
15:09 First racers at the upwind mark but the mark is too far to see the numbers!!!
15:05 Start OK. Maybe some OSC..
15:00 The procedure for race#3 blue fleet just started!!! Wind 17 knots..
14:45 Class flag for blue group is up. 15 min for the starting procedure..
13:55 The Race Officer decided to change the course, so we have to wait about one hour for the restart of the race#3 blue group...Hope that the wind will also waiting when the race crew will set the new course..
13:25 AP flag is up on the starting vessel.. We are now on stand by waiting when the Race Crew solve the problem with drifting marks..
13:15 It looks we have more problems.. some marks are also starts to drift... The Race crew are working hardly to solve the problem. Please note that the sea here is deep..about 90 meters...that may couse the problems with the marks when the wind is strong...
13:10 Race Committee has a problem with the starting vessel which is drifting... So we will have a delay with the restart of the race..
13:04 What a surprise!!! Of course GENERAl RECALL!!!
12:58 Now we are on sequence for the first start of the blue group! 5 min for the start!
12:50 17 knots at the starting area...
12:35 Some Blue group racers are now on the water training before the start which is planned at 13:00 ..
12.20 Course is set, starting vessel in on its place... so we expect the first race soon..
12:00 We have about 45 min delay because the starting vessel is not on the position yet. It is still on his way from the harbour...
9:00 Good morning from Rhodes! It is pretty windy today!!! We hope for four races today. The skippers meeting at 11:00 and the first possible start about 12:00 so stay tuned....
So far check the goups for today's racing...