Lack of wind causes problems in Moscow for day two of the Finn Gold Cup

While Yellow fleet at the Finn Gold Cup completed one race today with a large win for Ben Ainslie, Green fleet had two abandoned races when the wind died away to nothing. The wind kept coming and going, coming and going all day long and was a race officers nightmare. Light winds and calm patches delayed racing by two hours.

The only race sailed on the yellow course today saw a win for Ben Ainlie (GBR) after rounding the top mark in third place. He moved into the lead on the second upwind to esxtend his lead to win by some 3-4 minutes.

The green course saw two races started. The first was abandoned at the first windward mark when the wind completely disappeared. An hour later the second races was started and three laps were completed of the four lap course when the wind died again and the drumming of tillers on decks was followed by the second race abadandonment of the day.

As a result, green flight must sail three races tomorrow with yellow sailing two to level things up. The forecast is for more wind so hopefully this will happen so the fleets can keep to the schedule.