Wind Limit Reached for Racing on Day 4

470s sailing on a reach. Photo courtesy of Richard Langdon/Sailing Energy/World Sailing.
470s sailing on a reach. Photo courtesy of Richard Langdon/Sailing Energy/World Sailing.

With wind speeds averaging close to 30 miles per hour with gusts nearing 40, all racing had to be called off. 

Although sailors can normally compete in winds close to these limits, World Sailing's Race Management policies prioritize fairness and safety when conducting regattas. These policies include not starting a race when the wind is above 25 knots in the Women's 470. This is necessary in order to protect both sailors and their equipment.

There are still several races to go before the final medal race in the Women's 470 class.

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

Report filed by KB Knapp '18, Yale Sports Publicity