Racing cancelled due to the lack of wind on day one of the Sea Dubai RC 44 Gold Cup
[Source: RC44 Class Association] The RC 44 Championship Tour match race could unfortunately not begin today as expected due to the lack of wind. The strong “Shaman” that was blowing over the past few days is gone and the sea breeze is not established yet. Chief Race Officer Peter “Luigi” Reggio stayed out on the water all day, looking for the breeze and trying to find a solution. He waited until 4:00 PM to take the only possible decision as the night falls at 5:30 PM.
The match racing event will be held in one day tomorrow. The ten strong RC 44 fleet will be split in two groups, with every team completing a total of five flights. There will then be a final series between the first and second, third and fourth, fifth and sixth etc.
The racing will start according to the schedule at 11:30 AM.
No wind, no race. The Spanish crew of Puerto Calero Islas Canarias is waiting, in vain, for the breeze to appear. Dubai, 25 November 2009. Photo copyright Nico Martinez / Puerto Calero Islas Canarias