Wind stops play - again

Frustration in Auckland as excess wind throws another snapper in the works

Saturday October 26th 2002, Author: Louis Vuitton, Location: Australasia
The weather has not been kind to the Race Committee or the sailors in the
Louis Vuitton Cup this spring, and after the boats ventured out on to the course (yet again) racing was eventually abandoned. This is the seventh time in 19 race days that this has happened.

From the moment the boats arrived on the race course late Saturday morning the wind was generally in excess of the 19-knot wind limit, with gusts at times approaching and exceeding 30-knots.

The Race Committee and the race crews stayed on the Hauraki Gulf until nearly 14:30, when Principal Race Officer Peter Reggio decided to call it a day.

The forecast for Sunday and Monday isn't promising for racing, with a front bringing strong winds across the race area on Sunday, and heavy westerly winds forecast for Monday. However no decisions on postponements will be made before the day in question.

No changes have yet been made to the remaining race schedule for Round Robin Two.

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