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FW Euro Festival - Cagliari!
Posted On:  08/07/2010 19:58:41
Prizegiving - 14 year old Aldo Maia from Brazil wins the Formula Experience title as the wind deserts the competition for the final two days.
Day Three - Another morning with no wind but, as yesterday, the AP came down at midday.  However, with the wind refusing to reach 7 knots, sailors waiting for the start for over half an hour were returned to the beach as it was just too hot on the water!

At 2.00 the Race Officer decided to try again - wind was 10-11 knots on the course - and at last Race 3 was under way . . . followed by Race 4 . . . then Race 5!  Hopes were dashed for Race 6 which was started but quickly abandoned.

Results after 5 races

Day Two - AP came down at midday when the wind had settled at 8-10 knots.  The wind dropped after one race, sailors were sent to the beach to wait, but it was not possible to start another.  Conditions were the same as the day before - just a small window of opportunity to get one race.  These conditions are unusual for early July in Cagliari!

Every night is pasta night, but tonight was special - a sailor dinner in the grounds of the club.

On Day One, it took until after lunchtime for the wind to build to 10-12 knots so it was early afternoon when Race 1 - two laps of a windward leeward course - got under way, all competitors starting together, on perfectly flat water. 

Regrettably the wind did not hold and race 2 was abandoned after the start, sailors were sent back to the beach.  By 6.30 the Race Committee decided no more racing for the day.  Better luck tomorrow!

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