Costa Brava, Spain: Day 3 was opposite to Day 2; yesterday there was not enough wind to race and today there was too much at the Hobie Worlds, after a cold front came in overnight dropping temperatures and bringing strong winds.
Wind of 25-30 knots with a nasty sea state created conditions that were unsafe for sailing.
The forecast suggested the winds would moderate later in the day, so sailors were held ashore with a one-hour update schedule.
It felt like Groundhog Day, walking down to the flagpole every hour for the latest update. On the water, the race committee worked tirelessly to monitor conditions. For a while, it looked like winds were starting to moderate, but then it filled back in again. AP over A went up at 4:30pm. Tomorrow’s forecast suggests much lighter wind.
Australians hold down all but third place in the top five.
Masters racing continues through September 18 local time, when the next division starts.
Entry list and results: http://www.hobieworlds.com