19 Sep '12, 9am

Consistency Pays Off At Rolex @Farr40Class Worlds. Read a second day report on the #ISAF website here

Consistency Pays Off At Rolex @Farr40Class Worlds. Read a second day report on the #ISAF website here

"The lake is very deep out in the middle," s aid Principal Race Officer Peter "Luigi" Reggio who likened Lake Michigan to an inland sea and explained that not having tides, current or shallow spots on the race course also means that local knowledge is not a major factor when racing in Chicago. "It shoals up for about 20 miles and is only 30-40 feet deep, so when it blows out of the north the waves pile up as they get into the shallow water and they get pretty steep and nasty. For here [Chicago], that's the big issue." With a 20-22 knot northwesterly breeze gusting to 28, 8-12 foot seas materialized, and, as the breeze was expected to decrease over the course of the day, the race committee stuck close to the day's timing plan when they sent the international fleet of 20 teams off on the first race -- a course of five nautical miles (NM). Wolfgang Schaefer, on Struntje light...

Full article: http://www.sailing.org/news/32281.php

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