ISAF WORLD CUP – Unfortunately today competitors from 24 countries in the Olympic classes had to sit out racing due to the westerlies gusting in excess of 35 knots that howled across Port Phillip, causing massive seas to build and pound the Sandringham rock wall.
World Sailor of the Year Mat Belcher and partner Will Ryan, who are tracking towards another consecutive 470 class regatta win at the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne, spent some time discussing their regatta to date and the varied conditions that Melbourne has produced.
“There is too much wind today, so it was a good call by Principal Race officer Ross Wilson to abandon racing for the day, but we enjoyed yesterday. It was challenging but nice to be out there. It was perfect for our class in terms of big waves, a bit of wind and really being able to drive the boat pretty hard,” said skipper Belcher.
Racing will continue tomorrow if the conditions improve. For full results CLICK HERE.