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US Sailing Team at 2020 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 Worlds - Day 1

by Brittney Manning 10 Feb 06:52 PST
U.S. 49er athletes Training for the 2020 Wolrd Championships on Port Phillip Bay, AUS © Sailing Energy

Today turned out to be a dress rehearsal, all dressed up with nowhere to go for the sailors at the 2020 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra World Championships. A day of waiting, unfortunately, ended without any racing in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

The Race Committee monitored conditions on Corio Bay from well before the morning session to late afternoon, 25-30 knots out of the east keeping 49er crews ashore all day playing pool and cards, one eye on the flagpole. Afternoon sessions for the 49erFX and Nacra 17 were abandoned early.

Though the U.S. athletes were excited to race, it's a given that these days will happen. US Sailing Team 49erFX athletes, Paris Henken (Coronado, Calif.) and Anna Tobias (Pittsburgh, Penn.) said, "As a sport that relies heavily on mother nature, it happens."

The racing schedule for Tuesday, February 11 remains as per the schedule which is 49erFX and Nacras up first and 49er men's skiffs in the afternoon. The forecast is for lighter winds in the morning then 15-20 knots from the south-southwest in the afternoon with the chance of thunderstorms.

The Laser Men will also begin racing in Sandringham tomorrow, as planned.

49er.org/event/2020-world-championship

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