Thursday, August 14, 2008

No Racing On Day Six In Qingdao

[Source: ISAF] Racing was canned on Thursday in Qingdao as the wind deserted the Chinese city.

Friday’s schedule has been amended and with stronger northeasterly winds forecast it looks set to be an extremely busy day seven at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center. The first starts in the Finn and Yngling fleets are scheduled for 12:00, with the intention of giving both fleets time to complete the final three races of their Opening Series ahead of their Medal Races on Saturday 15 August. The Laser and Laser Radial fleets will also start at 12:00 and will utilise their reserve day with three races scheduled. Three races are also scheduled for the 49ers. The two RS:X fleets will use their second reserve day with races 5 and 6 of their Opening Series scheduled. Finally the Tornado and Star fleets will sail their first two races of the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition in front of the spectators on the breakwater and television cameras on course area A.

Forecasters are predicting stronger wind conditions over the coming days, with wind speeds increasing to around 5-10 knots tomorrow and 8-14 for Saturday, the first day of Medal Races.



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