The final day of competition was plagued with a light breeze that never settled from a consistent direction, ensuring both the competitors and race management teams were tested to the maximum. The full series of races could not be completed for the 470 class after the crews had to return onshore after a three hour wait on the race tracks.
The final day of Kieler Woche brought plenty of drama as multiple Medal Races played out across the Olympic classes.
Mathew BELCHER and Will RYAN (AUS) and Spain's Silvia MAS / Patricia CANTERO are the winners of 2018 Kieler Woche!
Jakarta was picture perfect for the third day of racing at the Asian Sailing Championships 2018 with clear blue skies and a consistent 8-13 knot easterly breeze that whetted the appetite of the 243 sailors from 15 nations who thrive in the such conditions.
There has been some shifting around of the 470 Women’s leaderboard, with Maria Bozi and Rafailina Klonaridou of Greece now moving to the top, with Poland and Spain in hot pursuit...
Day 8 of Kieler Woche started out extremely windy, forcing the race committee to postpone many of the fleets later in the day.
The strong winds and shifty conditions are making it very difficult to be consistent. Yet some crews are firing in bullet after bullet. However in some of the Olympic classes the points at the top of the leaderboard remain extremely close. Just two days to the Medal Races and it’s all to play for....
Day 7 of Kieler Woche was another windy one with big shifts across the various race courses. Solid boathandling was one part of the equation but finding your way through the shifts and gusts was the other big challenge of the day.
With Kieler Woche the last big event for the Olympic classes before the World Championships in Denmark six weeks from now, international stars are out in force to test themselves on Kiel Bay.
The International 470 Class Association invites tenders from suitable individuals and organisations for the provision of photography services for the Hempel Sailing World Championships 2018 in Aarhus, Denmark.