World Championships - Day 1

Boats launched into a very strong North Westerly which made the normally calm launching beach, a leeward shore with small breaking waves.  The Committee boat was recording gusts to 30 knots and there were some capsizes.

About 11:45 the Committee Boat flew AP over H (racing postponed, more signals ashore), everyone came ashore (which was also quite difficult) to await further instructions. It's been raining in Franschhock, so it looks like a storm is on the way. Today's racing has been postponed until tomorrow, most boats are covered up and tied down.

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