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Race Abandoned Sunday Sailors Winter Series 2019 Race 6

Wednesday, 17th July 2019

Race 6 became the first race of the winter series to be abandoned. It came at the end of a windy week which saw all keel boat races abandoned following gale warnings for Port Philip on each of the sail days. Wednesday Wonders was abandoned with wind speeds up to 36 knots were recorded at Fawkner Beacon for the afternoon. Saturday saw winds averaging about 22 knot with gusts of up to 32 knots were recorded on. On Sunday winds with a significant westerly component increased as the morning progressed and averaged about 22 knots with 30 knot gusts. By 1130 wind gusts were recorded in excess of 30 knots with a maximum of 37 knots by 1300. The average wind speed for the previous 5 races was about 12.5 knots … Read More