Friday was the final day of racing (except for the Medal Race for the top 10 in each class), and the breeze was expected to be in the mid 20′s with an offshore breeze. This direction would make it very shifty and unstable for todays racing. I was feeling good going into the last day, hoping to make up some ground in the standings. My legs weren’t in as much pain as I had imagined they would be, and it made me happy to know that my gym time was paying off.
Finally the wind predictions were correct!!! IT WAS WINDY.
Today was supposed to be a breeze on day, according to the very inaccurate forecasts by Predictwind, but we were once again postponed on shore for several hours. Luckily our accommodation is near the venue, so we usually just head back up the the apartment, grab more food and relax. We can hear when the RC blows the horn to drop the postponement flag, giving us plenty of time to get down and out on the water.
With yet another onshore Postponement, there was a good bit of sitting around today. We were scheduled for a 1:30pm start time with the plan of completing 2 races. Unfortunately the wind was being difficult and we didn’t hit the water until 4pm. Knowing that it would be a long day, I tried to stay focused as it would be really hard to make it into the Gold fleet.
Well the first day of racing is done, but the regatta is far from over. Sitting in 45th out of 143, it is going to be an all out knife fight just to make gold fleet. Its absolutely incredible how stacked the fleet it.