Leaderboard Changes at Star Worlds:
Oxford, MD (October 11, 2018) – Day four of the 2018 Star World Championship started with rain, a 14 knot breeze from north east, and choppy seas, all caused by tropical storm Michael making its way up north. The flags of the 12 nations representing the 60 teams waved vigorously while the teams got dressed in their wet-weather gear and docked out towards the racecourse.
The mischievous breeze didn’t last through both of the races sailed today, and died down to 6-8 knots by the second start of the day. Near the end of Race 4 the wind dropped even more on the last downwind leg after shifting of almost 180° and forced the competitors to finish going upwind.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Leaderboard Changes at Star Worlds, Assoc Editor
Fighting for Medals at Youth Olympic Games:
Buenos Aires, Argentina (October 11, 2018) – Ahead of the Medal Race, the battle to claim a spot on the podium amplified in the Windsurfing class at the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition.
Shifting winds on the coldest day of the week so far brought new challenges for the Girl’s and Boy’s fleets, but both were able to complete three races each. However, Tuesday’s (October 9) postponed slalom elimination race could not be finished, and will be abandoned.
And the podium places are by no means wrapped up yet. Both fleets have the prospect of two very different fights for a bronze medal. Boy’s windsurfer Tomer Vardimon (ISR) and girl’s windsurfer Yana Reznikova (RUS) …
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Fighting for Medals at Youth Olympic Games, Assoc Editor