Day 3 Weather: Iain Murray’s report is in for today’s conditions with more Aussies hitting the water this afternoon.
Murray said, “Today is the kind of day where you can lose the regatta but not win the regatta. We are caught up in the outskirts of this mild typhoon that has come in over Tokyo. We are seeing the remnants of that this morning as we are covered in thick cloud, it’s raining and we are expecting a volatile wind in the 10-20 knot range with substantial shifts in the wind direction. Today is going to be a pivotal day for the Australian Olympic sailing team.”
“Today we have three new classes taking to the race course with the 49erFX, 49er and Finns starting their regattas. The Lasers will return with three races to catch up for the one they missed on the first day, and the Laser Radials also have two so it is a pivotal day for the Australian Olympic sailing team.
We are expecting the unexpected with the weather today. It will no doubt be a very testing day for all of the sailors, and the plan for today will be to come out of it with really consistent scores.
It is the kind of day where you can lose the regatta but not win the regatta.”
– Australian Sailing