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Challenging Conditions Persist on Biscayne Bay for First Day of Racing

An aerial view of Biscayne Bay, Miami.
An aerial view of Biscayne Bay, Miami.

Miami, Fla. – Mother nature did not cooperate today on Biscayne Bay. With racing scheduled to begin this morning, light and patchy breeze forced the race committee to delay the start of racing this afternoon. With very light winds and a tight race schedule, only one race was able to be completed in the women's 470 fleet.

Due to the patchy and oscillating wind conditions that the sailors were faced with, today was much more of a mental than physical game. The Klingler duo is currently sitting in 29th place out of 33 teams, not far from the top American boat of Madeline Rice and Laura Slovensky sitting in 24th overall. With only one race completed, points remain tight with many opportunities to climb in the standings.

Conditions look more favorable for racing tomorrow with temperatures in the high 70s under cloudy skies with winds from the northeast at 12 mph.

Racing will resume at 12:35pm tomorrow and can be followed at http://miami.ussailing.org/.

Reported filed by KB Knapp '18, Yale Sports Publicity