As the sun set on the opening day of the SB20WorldChampionships yesterday there were great hopes of a building breeze for today. By morning it was clear the great British weather had other ideas, with a NW breeze of 4-5 knots the postponement flag was raised and the waiting game began for the start of Grapefruit Graphics race day in Cowes.
As a result Alan Hillman was busy at Sportsboat World’s tent helping sailors make the most of the delay with boat repairs, spares and supplies.
By 4 pm the wind was building and the fleet dispatched. Race two saw both fleets general recalled and then successfully restarted under a black flag. Only one race was completed today with competitors set against the stunning sunset backdrop of the Solent and Cowes.
Photos (top & above) by Jennifer Burgis Overall standings so far are as follows – Michael Cooper in Export Roo leads on John Pollard in Xellent followed by former world champion Robin Follin in Give Me Five! But after only two full races of qualifying it’s all to play for.
The weather is looking more promising for the rest of the week with the forecasted British rain at least bringing some rain with it. Today we caught up with Russian Kirill Frolov from Melston Team as well as Australian SB20 dealer, Nick Rogers from team Black. Find out what they had to say below.
We would like to say a special thank you to our day sponsor Grapefruit Graphics for their support with the event!
Until tomorrow… The SB20Worlds Team!