The Lake of Silvaplana in St Moritz, looked, once again like a sheet of glass as competitors made their way to the start line yesterday
It was a disappointing day at the Tornado Worlds yesterday (21 August) as sailing was abandoned due to more light airs.
The Lake of Silvaplana in St Moritz, looked, once again like a ‘sheet of glass’. At 1.00pm the race committee attempted to start a race in what appeared to be a steady breeze of 6 knots, but on the last downwind leg, the race had to be abandoned due to the wind completely vanishing.
At 3.00pm, another start was attempted, but racing was to be disrupted as the wind tormented the sailors and died off again. Racing was then abandoned for the second day in a row.
Last night race committee are assessing the situation with the to shorten the qualifying rounds and stretch the event to include Sunday, so that at least four races can be sailed for the qualifications.
Tim Hancock, the Team GBR Tornado coach, commented, “the team has been here for eight days and so far only sailed two 35 minute races that have been abandoned, everyone is a little frustrated and hoping for some breeze today.”