Gusts to 40 knots cancel racing at 18 Footer NSW Championship

Unfortunately, Race 2 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship had to be abandoned for the day, by Australian 18 Footers League officials today, when 25-30-knot Westerly winds, gusting to 40-knots, pounded Sydney Harbour.
Earlier, the start had been delayed in the hope that a race was possible, but ultimately the race officer was forced to make the difficult decision when there was no drop in the intensity of the wind.
The club's sailing committee will now have to meet to the discuss the details of a re-sail.
Next Sunday is Race 3 of the NSW Championship.  The club's spectator ferry will follow all the racing action, leaving Double Bay Public Wharf, alongside the clubhouse, at 2pm.
– Frank Quealey/18 Footers League
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