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Finn medal race off and on again

'2008 Olympic Regatta - Day 9 - Finn - Ben Ainslie'    © Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

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.

'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.




by Bob Fisher

  

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