Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (August 11, 2016) – The RS:X Windsurfers return to competition after a rest day, and according to the forecast it should be a different style of racing from the light and shifty stuff of the early days of their competition.
There is 14 to 17 knots forecast from the south-west, gusting up to 20 at times, although the wind didn’t seem to reach the inner courses as much as expected on Day 3. The rain of Day 3 has also gone away, so the backdrop of Rio should be back to its photographic best. Competition starts at 1300 hours.
5 tips: finding clear air in a crowded racing fleet
“We need to find a lane out of here,” but where to go? Jonty Sherwill asked J/24 World Champion Ian Southworth for his tips on finding a clear lane through the traffic© ROLEX/Carlo BorlenghiFor the leading boats clear air comes free, but for those locked in the middle of a competitive fleet this essential commodity is in short supply.
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August 11, 2016 at 01:57PM