Capsize time

The opening round of the N.S.W. 18ft Skiff Championship didn't quite go according to plan

Sunday November 20th 2011, Author: Frank Quealey, Location: Australia

Unpredictable wind conditions on Sydney Harbour forced the starter to delay the start of today’s Race 1 of the N.S.W. 18ft Skiff Championship for two hours.

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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