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Olympic Sailing - Wind on Super Friday

by Rob Kothe on 15 Aug 2008
Qingdao Olympic Regatta 2008. Super Friday? Wind on the water, and sun under the clouds. Guy Nowell © http://www.guynowell.com
Northerly winds on Fushan Bay today for Day 7 of the 2008 Beijing Olympic sailing regatta. Already 5 gusting to 6 knots and that could build during up the morning, then there will be a transition before it flicks to the east.

Fading wind on Wednesday, and no wind and cancellation of all races on Thursday means that race officials have scheduled racing for all classes, that makes it the busiest racing day ever for Qingdao

The race schedule in the Notice of Race for Super Friday is as follows.

Course A: 1300 - Star and Tornado (2 races each)
Course B: 1200 - RS:X men and women (2 races each)
Course B: 1400 - 49er class (3 races)
Course C: 1200 - Laser and Laser Radial (3 races each)
Course D: 1300 - 470 men and 470 women (2 races each)
Course E: 1200 - Finn and Yngling (3 races each)

Saturday is the Gold Medal races for the Finn and Yngling.

The Lasers went into sequence but wind was unstable and the start was abandonned.
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