Melbourne, Australia (November 8, 2011) – Racing at the first round of the 2011-12 ISAF World Cup at Sail Melbourne got off to a late start today, as light winds bedeviled the race committee’s best efforts. Eventually a full program was possible on the second day of the event for the 49er, 470, Laser and Finn classes, but there was no action for the RS:X windsurfers or the paralympic classes.
Top North Americans from the USA are Stu McNay/ Graham Biehl (3rd – Mens 470) and Erin Maxwell/ Isabelle Farrar (3rd – Womens 470) and Canadians Zac Plavsic (3rd – RS:X Men) and Lee Parkhill (4th – Laser Men). Day three may test the crews even further if the threatened thunderstorms and 20 to 30 knot winds eventuate. — Full report: http://tinyurl.com/Sail-Melbourne-110811