Inconsistent winds continue to frustrate the crews in Cartagena

Racing was thwarted again yesterday (16 September) by inconsistent winds off Cartagena where the final regatta of the 2009 Audi MedCup Circuit is still waiting to get under way.

The skies were blue; there was an ample supply of clouds and when the start sequence ran down there was 10 knots of SE’ly breeze. But just as the start gun was about to go off, the AP flag replaced it.

Thereafter the breeze shifted. Even once it had settled to a consolidated direction the breeze further up towards the windward mark was just too little – 3-5 knots.
Today’s schedule has been changed with the coastal race replaced by windward-leeward races.