Ed Baird and Dirk Kramers talk about the day and Alinghi 5
Although in the city of Valencia and the first 2-3 miles off the breakwater conditions were considerably calm today, further offshore it was very rough. Ed Baird gives a very detailed explanation of today's "nasty" conditions. The strong westerly was causing strong westerly wind waves while the very strong north westerly offshore was causing a strong swell. Their combination forced the race committee to call off racing since both the boats and their crews would be in danger.
Ed Baird and Dirk Kramers talk about the day and Alinghi 5. Valencia, 10 February 2010. Video copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing