14.8.08

WAITING FOR WIND. As of Wednesday, Team Seven Sailing held third place in the Yngling regatta.
Sally Barkow (Nashotah) and teammates Carrie Howe and Debbie Capozzi moved into third place overall after seven of 11 races in the Yngling class in Qingdao. The U.S. team finished first, ahead of overall leader Great Britain, in the single race on Wednesday.
The Inland Lake Yachting Association reports that Thursday's racing was called account no winds.
After losing one race to yesterday's two-hour postponements and losing two more races today, the Olympic Sailing Regatta is running nineteen races behind schedule and does not have the capacity to make up all those races tomorrow at the same time. Six courses would be needed to do so, and there are only five available for the event. The Race Committee has decided to start the Laser, Laser Radial, Finns, Yngling classes one hour early at noon, and to push for three races instead of the originally scheduled two.
That's common enough for the Inland in August (I've sweated out the delays as race officer and as competitor), where thunderstorms wiped out today's scow racing at Okoboji.

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