The start of today’s Race 1 of the N.S.W. 18ft Skiff Championship was delayed for for two hours due to unpredictable wind conditions on Sydney Harbour today.
by Frank Quealey
When the forecast strong winds hadn’t arrived, the fleet prepared to start the race, which had then been set for a three-lap windward-return course.
As the teams lined up (all with their bigger 1 rigs) the winds finally arrived, causing most of the fleet to capsize and forced the starter to abandon the race.
A decision will now be made by the Race Committee on the possibility of a re-sail.
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8:14 AM Sun 20 Nov 2011 GMT
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