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Race Abandoned Wednesday Wonders Summer Series 2019-20 Race 13

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020

Race 13 became the 4th race to be abandoned this summer. The BOM issued a strong wind warning for Port Philip with northerly winds of up to 20 knots shifting to the south and increasing to 30 knots in the afternoon. Supplementary advice from the Bureau included that the there would be very unstable weather conditions with the likelihood of storms associated with the change coupled with poor air quality. The waters on the bay appeared quite benign at the scheduled start of the race with Fawkner Beacon registering a 21 knot northerly. The conditions changed dramatically as the afternoon progressed.  The wind shifted through the west to the south when it increased to 36 knots gusting 52 knots at Fawkner Beacon. As forecast, a storm did accompany the change with the temperature dropping from 37° to 27° C at Moorabbin Airport followed by about 10mm of rain in 30 minutes … Read More