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2022 505 World Championship at the Royal Cork Yacht Club - Day 3

by Jordan Spencer 10 Aug 2022 13:52 PDT 3-13 August 2022

Day 3 completed, and we still have only one race in the bag....

Ireland has a large ridge of no wind sitting stationary above it and it is wreaking havoc on the 505 fleet. For the second day in a row the planned racecourse offshore had zero wind. Nil, nada, nothing, a glass off. But the race committee tried to get racing on the inshore course.

There has been localised breeze inshore over the last few days and on the planned inshore course it varied from 3-8kn, with large direction changes. Sailors left shore at midday and the first attempt at racing was around 2.45pm. The 505 class requires more than 5 knots over the course otherwise racing is abandoned. Two, races were started in 7-8kn but both were abandoned halfway through when it dropped to 3 knots.

The fleet were kept on the water until 6pm, but nothing eventuated, and everyone went home frustrated.

The pressure is on to get some races in. Tomorrow is a scheduled lay day which may be converted to a racing day, but again, no wind is expected. Standby!!

Find out more at www.int505.org/2022-world-championship-cork

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