Hyères, France (May 1, 2016) – The venue threw out its toughest challenge for the final day of racing at the Sailing World Cup with a truly up and down day of the purest form.
Thunder, lightning, torrential rain and a breeze in excess of 20 knots came through in the morning with many wondering if there would even be any racing at all. As the day advanced, the weather completely turned on its head and midway through the Laser Medal Race, the wind cut out entirely. A wait for breeze ensued and as the rain returned so did a fickle 3-9 knots.
Nine fleets completed their Medal Race with only the Men’s RS:X missing out.
Source: Daniel Smith, World Sailing