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SailGP Christchurch: Races added to the Day 2 schedule - dolphins willing

by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz 23 Mar 15:35 PDT 24 March 2024
The F50 catamarans of Switzerland SailGP Team, Emirates Great Britain SailGP Team, Canada SailGP Team and Germany SailGP Team on their moorings near the technical area prior to a practise session ahead of the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix © Felix Diemer for SailGP

SailGP organisers have advised that an extra race has been added to the schedule for Race Day 2, to make up for the three races not sailed on Day 1, due to a dolphin presence being detected on the racing area.

Race Day 2 is subject to the same marine sanctuary protocols that prevented racing taking place on Day 1.

The forecast from Predictwind is for Easterly breezes averaging 11kts gusting 17kts in the race zone.

The proposed race schedule is (all times local NZ daylight saving). Racing starts at 1500hrs (0200hrs UTC) and continues to 1630hrs NZ daylight saving):

  • 15:07hrs - Race 1 scheduled start
  • 15:29hrs - Race 2 scheduled start
  • 15:49hrs - Race 3 scheduled start
  • 16:09hrs - Final scheduled start (top three on Event Points for Race 1-3)

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