by ISAF on 5 Aug 2014
2014 Aquece Rio, Day 2 ISAF ©
Unfortunately, for the 324 sailors from 34 countries it was not perfect conditions for sailboat racing as light winds forced the Race Committee to cancel all the day's racing by 16:00.
The 49er fleet were rigged and ready first up as the Race Committee called them onto the water. It turned out to be a short lived trip as New Zealand's Blair Tuke explained, 'We went out to try and get some racing in at about one and the wind was still blowing from the north west direction. It was really light and a bit all over the place and the Race Committee really struggled to get a race away but we went out there and gave it a try.'
Despite a lack of competition on race day two Tuke is happy with the time put in to learning the Rio race course. Tuke concluded, 'We've been here for a couple of weeks and it's been great. There are a lot of challenges with the current and different wind conditions but we're really enjoying our time here.'