Finn medal race off and on again
by Bob Fisher on 17 Aug 2008
It became painfully obvious that the Finn medal race was about to be called off. The rain was bucketing down, the wind was over 20 knots ad the visibility was less than 100 metres, but even more obvious in determining the outcome was the sight of PRO Peter Reggio tending the flags on the committee vessel.
2008 Olympic Regatta - Day 9 - Finn - Ben Ainslie © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
'Luigi' was bareheaded, covered with a see-through plastic raincoat, scrabbling for the AP and A flags. When these went up, the ten Finns, accompanied by their coach boats, headed rapidly for the harbour. 'Luigi' went below.
With the weather worsening rather than improving, it probably means that the medal race will be held on Monday, weather permitting.
Latest news: visibility has cleared considerably and the Committee boat is heading back onto the course.
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