Bring on the wind for day 3 at the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami
Thursday, January 31st, 2019 - Miami, Florida
The wind finally decided to show up for day 3 of the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami. At the beginning of the day, the nothern breeze brought in winds varying from 5 - 8 knots, until storm cells came through and shut the wind off, dragging it around to the east. From there on out, there was a consistent breeze averaging between 10-14 knots, allowing for sailors to complete multiple races.
With an early start to the day, the Finns were out on the water and ready for their first race at 10:00 am. Completing three races throughout the morning, CST member, Tom Ramshaw, was able to move up the scoreboard, placing him 11th overall, after a couple top 5 finishes.
The race course was full of Laser and Laser Radial today, getting in as many races as they possibly could. Completing three races in both fleets, CST sailors, Robert Davis and Sarah Douglas used the wind to their advantage, pushing their way up the Laser and Laser Radial fleets.
Currently sitting in 10th after finishing 5th in the last race of the day, Sarah Douglas comments on the event, “so far there have been really tricky conditions, but I was happy to be able to get three races in today. Still lots of racing left here in Miami and I’m looking forward to what the rest of the regatta has in store for us!”
Stay tuned as our sailors head back out tomorrow for another day of fleet racing, before the medal races this weekend!
Results from all of our Canadian sailors can be found here
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