9th of June 2005, Greece, IFWC European Championships

Third day of racing... minute by minute report

18:06 End for today. Please return for the final results of the elimination , photos and comments...
18:04 Finish: FRA-192, USA-34, ISV-1, ISV-11, ARG-3, DEN-57, POL-13, ITA-120, BRA-999, ITA-415...
17:55 Yellow downwind mark: FRA-192, ISV-1, ISV-11, USA-34, ARG-3...
17:45 5 min to the start of the yellow fleet. The last race of today and the last race of the elimination part of the regatta!
17:34 Blue group finish: POL-10, AUS-0, GBR-83, NED-13, ITA-1, POL-126...
17:26 Downwind mark: POL-10, AUS-0, NED-13, GBR-83, ITA-1, POL-16...
17:25 Upwind mark: POL-10 ...
17:20 Blue group is on the way to the upwind mark. Very good start of POL-16...
17:15 The last round of the elimination series will start in a few minutes!! Blue group will start first...
17:07 Women finish: FRA-61, GBR-95, AUS-111, ITA-31...
16:55 Women downwind: FRA-61, GBR-95, AUS-911, ITA-31, POL-11, POL-8...
16:45 Women fleet will start in a minutes...
16:33 Finish: FRA-192, USA-34, ARG-3, ISV-1, NED-57, DEN-111, ISV-11, ITA-120, BRA-999
16:27 Downwind mark: FRA-192, USA-34, ISV-1, DEN-111, ITA-120...
16:23 Yellow group is on its way to upwind mark...FRA-192 is leading
16:03 Blue finish: POL-16, AUS-0, GBR-83, POL-16, ITA-1, FRA-17, ITA-456,, FRA-5, DEN-288, POL-11...
16:00 Flag for yellow group is up! 20 minutes to the start of the group...
15:55 Downwind mark: POL-10, AUS-0, GBR-83, POL-16, ITA-1...
15:49 Start!!!!
15:38 Women fleet finish: FRA-61, ITA-31, AUS-911, GBR-95, POL-111...
15:35 Flag for the blue group is up! Start in 20 minutes...
15:30 Downwind mark: FRA-61, GRB-95 (fall to the water!!!), ITA-31, AUS-911...
15:20 Women fleet is racing now... wind 26 knots!!!
15:12 Start of the women fleet in 6 minutes!
14:50 It looks that organisers finally solved the problem with the anchors! The starting vessel is on its position and we hope for the race of the women fleet about 15:30
13:05 I have a bad news for you! The anchor rope of the starting is broken and the ship is drifting far far away!!!! The next info at 14:00
12:51 Finish: FRA-192, ISV-11, DEN-111, USA-64, ISV-1, AUT-30...
12:43 Downwind mark: FRA-192, ISV-11, BRA-999, USA-34, DEN-111, POL-13, ARG-3...
12:35 Yellow group started...
12:28 Wind speed 17-23 sometimes to 25 knots!!!!
12:23 Yellow group is on the water... Start soon...
12:20 Finish: POL-10, GBR-83, AUS-0, NED-13, POL-16, POL-11,ITA-1, POL-127, FRA-421...
12:18 Upwind mark: POL-10, GBR-83...
12:13 Downwind mark: POL-10, AUS-0, GBR-83, NED-13, POL-16...
12:10 Sorry we have some radiocommunication problem..so I have no info from the water...
12:05 Start!
12:00 OK. We are in the sequence for the start of the race#6 blue fleet...
11:55 Blue group is on the water... we are waiting for the starting procedure..
11:25 Sorry we have a delay... Probably start will be at 11:50...
11:10 The course is set. The procedure for the blue group should start at 11:30...
9:30 (local time) Good morning from Rhodes. Today is the last day of elimination part of the Championships. After two or three races for the blue and yellow fleet we will go to the final step with two final fleets Golden and Silver.
Now wind is about 20 knots. Skeepers meeting at 10:00 and first possible start at 11:00. Hope we will have no more problemes with drifting marks... Stay tuned ...

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Ricardo | 9th June 2005 (20:03:06)

If anyone who is wacthing or competing in Rhodes could find out what fins are the main F2 riders using for this kind of wind would help me down here a lot. Riders like: Gonzalo, Micah, Jimmy, Devon... This info would be most welcome.
Thanks.


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