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No races for OK Dinghies on opening day of Kieler Woche

by Robert Deaves 4 Sep 11:11 PDT 4-7 September 2021

The 2021 edition of Kieler Woche got off to a sunny, but slow start for the 37 OK Dinghies taking part with the only race of the day abandoned at the downwind mark as the already light wind became too light to finish the race.

After one general recall, three time world champion, Andre Budzien from Germany, started near the boat end in 4-5 knots of wind and worked his way up the middle right to round with a nice lead at the first mark from Andreas Pich, from Germany and recent Danish champion, Bo Petersen, from Denmark.

The wind was significantly lighter at the top and while Budzien extended to take a comfortable lead, Petersen went very low on the first reach to move up to second. However by the bottom mark the race committee called the race off as the wind died even further. After a further hour of waiting, the fleet was sent home.

The forecast for Sunday is for much better wind. Racing continues until Tuesday.

Results will be at www.kieler-woche.de/en/sailing/results.php

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