Tomorrow (Monday, 8th) at 1300 the men will start racing, followed by the women at 1310. The event lasts for 5 days, with 12 races scheduled.
The course area will be inside the bay, in front of the beach, known as Pão de Açucar. Conditions look to be the best direction for this race area with a south east sea breeze. Looking like light railing to planing RS:X conditions. The tide will be flowing into the bay during the racing and will make for some very interesting tactics in the circular shape of Pão de Açucar.
Today there is the final practice race at 1430 in the same area as tomorrow’s racing.
Most of these athletes will have spent over 10,000 hours windsurfing, years of hard work, ups and downs. Its the best of the best.
Good luck to all the sailors!
Photography – Sailing Energy/World Sailing
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