Friday, 5 September 2008
St Moritz Match Race action. Image copyright Loris von Siebenthal/www.myimage.ch
by Kirsten Bollinger
A southwesterly breeze of eight to twelve knots provided for some very close match racing on Thursday morning to decide the quarterfinal qualifiers from Group B.
With the repechage for the final two places in the quarterfinals scheduled to start Thursday afternoon, the wind decided it didn’t want to play ball and slowly died away.
The fleet race was completed and after waiting for an hour for breeze the teams were brought back to shore to wait in the shelter of the hospitality tents. After waiting another couple of hours it was apparent the breeze was not coming back today, so racing will commence Friday morning with organizers hoping to complete the repechage series and begin the quarterfinals.
Jes Gram Hansen
plus 2 from repechage round robin
IMAGES FROM DAY 2 all copyright protected by Loris von Siebenthal/www.myimage.ch
Ian Williams (Team Pindar) chases Paolo Cian (Team Shosholoza) at St Moritz.
Torvar Mirsky tries to contain Jes Gram Hansen in their match.
Adam Minoprio plays catch-up against Ian Williams.
Dark clouds over the lake remind competitors of the torrential overnight rain between days one and two of racing. Badrutts Palace Hotel has a commanding view of the racing, as Peter Wibroe leads Paolo Cian.
Torvar Mirsky feature (3 images).
Waiting for wind in St Moritz.
World Match Racing Tour