No wind today at the Ipanema race course, and despute the Race Officer Odecio Adam, tried his best to call the teams while they were waiting in land for a while when the wind came up, the one just died before the teams reached the race course.
The forecast of heavy winds fail was probably due to the fact of heavy rain and clouds at the South and Southeast of the Guaiba river. The Championship will continue next weekend.
Brazilian Championship first day of Racing. - 2013-03-02
With a difficult wind and gray skies, the Brazilian Championship started today. As traditional the event is being hosted by Veleiros do Sul Yacht Club at the Guaiba river in Porto Alegre.
The Team Equilibrium sailed by Nelson Ilha, Paulo Lemos and Felipe Ilha won both races held in the afternoon at the Ipanema course and leads the overall results. In second Cachaša team sailed by Andre Gick, Caio Vergo and Henrique Delorenzi.
The first race only 4 boats could start right in time, all others arrived late to the race course, in the second race team Bossa Nova with George Nehm, Marcos Ribeiro and Lucio Ribeiro despite finishing first had started over early and never restarted receiving an OCS and giving up the bullet to Equilibrium.
The unstable wind gave the Race Committee a lot of work and it was due to a huge cold front coming from the South. The wind changed 60 degrees from North to Northeast from 6 to 8 knots of wind.
The Championship will continue tomorrow Sunday with two more races with strong winds forecasted and it will resume next weekend.
Comunicacao VDS / Amended by ISA