They're back and Open Fleet about to start in Buenos Aires - Monday 2nd
Championship Organiser, Freya Mors, writes tonight: “Yesterday was our first Championship day and, as you may be aware, we did not post much about the races! I am sorry for that!
“On the water things did not go easily. The first races of the Championship were hard. Strong winds of 18 up to 21 knots and waves of one meter and a half. The Race Committee would have enjoyed the conditions better if they had had seat belts.
“On land we had trouble also. Isabel Fitzgerald had a cut on her leg that took her and Katherine Colvin out of the first race day. Isabel is a strong girl and received my first aid with a smile, while she was awaiting the ambulance that took her to hospital to have stitches. Fortunately she is fine, although she will not be able to participate on the event, but the good news is that Katherine Colvin was authorized by the Jury to change the helm, and Isabel's sister [Charlotte (Ed)] is coming from England!
“Today it was a glorious day!! After the first daily “t-shirts and dots” awards for the first, second and third winners of the previous day, races started just on time. Black flag for men 52854, and OCS for Ladies’ 53327.
From Spain, J. Xammar and J. Herp led the Championship, closely followed by P. Volker and A. Cunill Martinez from Argentina and B. Grez with D. Gonzalez from Chile.
“A. Vose and M. Brickwood from Great Britain are leading the Ladies, followed by N. Bohm and M. Linder from Germany and with M. Cucal