Women’s World Championship – Day One

Malaga, September 20, 2012. For the first day of racing we started with overcast skies and that were beginning to clear as the competitors were rigged their boats. Yesterday’s practice race started in eight knots after a couple of practice starts. The wind died at the first leeward mark and the race was abandoned.

Malaga, September 20, 2012. For the first day of racing we started with overcast skies and that were beginning to clear as the competitors were rigged their boats. Yesterday’s practice race started in eight knots after a couple of practice starts. The wind died at the first leeward mark and the race was abandoned.

The wind was late to show this morning and the race committee delayed the harbor gun for an hour.  All left the dock as the wind was beginning to build from the east. As the first boats arrived from their tow out to the start they were creeping upwind for a little practice and the most we saw was 4 knots. The wind died shortly after, around 2pm and we waited. And waited. It was warm and lots of sun bathing and swimming was enjoyed but little sailing. Finally at nearly 4:00 the races were abandoned for the day and all the boats were towed back to the harbor and we try again tomorrow.

Interview: Kristen Walker

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