by Andi Robertson
Gusty winds which built as forecasted to over 30 knots during this afternoon meant that there was no racing today for the 350 sailors from 30 different countries who were due to race the second day of the Laser Masters World Championships off Hayling Island Sailing Club.
The decision to postpone was taken early in the day and allowed competitors the chance to make the most of what will likely be the regatta’s lay day. This was programmed for Thursday but current plans are that some racing for both fleets, the Radial and Standards, will be now be Thursday.
The latest forecast for Wednesday promises brisk winds.
It was confirmed this morning at a competitors’ meeting this morning that, with four races constituting a championship, there is no intention currently to run any more than two races each day for the event which has attracted sailors from the minimum 35 years to 84 years of age.
Laser Worlds Masters