Live(ish) news from Garda - Thursday
12.00: The Fleets are afloat. The postponement flag is flying....waiting for the Ora to fill - see Wednesday Report for detailed briefing on winds of Grada and race management by PRO.
While we wait, the arrangements for the racing are detailed in the Sailing Instructions, but to explain that the two Championships are on two different racing areas - Bravo to the South for the Open, and Alpha towards the North for the Ladies'. For the Qualifying Series, they will be sailing in four flights for each: Yellow, Blue, Green & Red and each will be paired for each race on a rotation.
12.35: the Ora is coming (Cooling breeze foor us landlubbers). 12.50 AP down. Sequence. Alpha R1 Yellow/Blue start at 13.00 - no OCS; Red/Green start at 11.11 - no OCS; Bravo (open) course: Yellow/Blue start 12.54 (180* 10kn) no OCS, 1st Mark 13.06; Green/Red - start 13.04 - many OCS incl. FRA52808, AUT53733, ISV53373, USA51520