by Daniel Smith
The 324 sailors from 34 nations competing at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 woke up to rain on Guanabara Bay and beyond as the predicted cold front came in overnight.
Rio 2014 Test Event - Aquece Rio
Whilst the front is some way off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil it’s influence is impacting on the race areas. It’s a stark contrast from the day prior with clear blue skies being replaced by cloud cover and minimal wind being replaced by, wind!
A morning south westerly breeze at 10-20 knots will slowly turn to the south east. As it moves round it will decrease slightly before picking up in the afternoon.
With rain and cloud cover the visibility is slight however it will get better as the day goes on with some sunny moments expect.
The start times have been brought forward in order to catch up with additional races scheduled. The day’s scheduled is below:
|Event||Course/Start Time||Number of Races|
|Men’s 470||Copacabana 11:30||3|
|Women’s 470||Copacabana 11:40||3|
|49er||Pão de Açucar 11:30||4|
|49erFX||Pão de Açucar 13:45||4|
|Laser Radial||Niterói 11:40||3|
|Nacra 17||Ponte 11:40||4|
|Men’s RS:X||Escola Naval 11:40||3|
|Women’s RS:X||Escola Naval 11:30||3|
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