It was decided late Wednesday morning to call off all racing on the first day of the 2012 Farr 40 USA Circuit Championship Event #2.
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High winds off South Beach gusting to around 30 knots and a very unpleasant sea state resulted in a unanimous vote by owners and the race committee to forego racing for the day and try again tomorrow.
Teams anxious to race prepared their boats knowing that this was the likely outcome of the day's forecast, but in the end the safety of the crews is not worth risking by racing in conditions like these. Small craft advisories and rip current warnings are holding steady along Florida's Atlantic Coast for the rest of the day.
The Farr 40 Class anticipates a full day of racing tomorrow, with ENE winds currently predicted from 15 to 25 miles per hour, and will be posting the most current information for competitors on the Notice Board located outside the weigh in tent at Miami Beach Marina.
The Organizing Authority (OA) is the Farr 40 Class Association in conjunction with The Storm Trysail Club (STC).
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