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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Kamikaze Conditions at F18 Worlds

Unpredictable weather has caused a few hiccups on the second day of the F18 World Championships in Balatonfured, Hungary
Photo: f18photos.com/Aron Szanto
Due to the lack of wind sailors competing in the Groupama Garancia F18 World Championship were forced to wait for two hours before the organisers gave racing the green light. The first group in the first race were able to start and finish the section however the second group weren't so lucky.

“In the morning we tried to hold racing but the fleet hardly crossed the finish line. In the afternoon we moved the course in preparation for a tail-wind section but the wind blew from 320-360 degrees instead, so it would not have been fair to the others and we canceled racing for the rest of the today,” Attila R. Nagy, President of the Balatonf├╝redi Yacht Club (BYC) said.

The plan was for the second group to start racing again in the afternoon but the extreme circumstances on Lake Balaton where one part of the course was windy and the other was calm made it impossible

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