Finn World Masters. No racing on Day 3

2019 Finn World Masters.
pic by Robert Deaves

Despite several attempts at a start, no racing was possible on the third day at the Finn World Masters at Skovshoved, Denmark. With three races sailed out of a scheduled five so far, one more race is needed to have a valid championship. Two days are left, with reasonable forecasts on both days.

Forecasting Danish weather seems to be a thankless task. While most forecasts showed strong winds, heavy rain and even the occasional thunderstorm, the reality was in stark contrast. After early rain and wind, a largely windless morning followed and at race time a light southerly was in place for the first time this week, with warm sunshine breaking through the thin, high cloud.

The race committee attempted several starts but postponed each time, the first time with more than half the fleet over the line. Later they moved offshore searching for wind. This was rewarded with a 7-8 knot breeze, but again, the start was postponed after a 50-degree shift at the top mark. Then the wind gave up and died and shortly after the race committee sent the fleet back to shore.

Racing continues until Friday.

Full results HERE