It was a tough day at the office for the race management team at Adelaide Sailing Club today after they were forced to cancel the first day of racing for the final leg of the SA Youth Tri Series.

After an early one-hour postponement, the start boat and race officer took to the water to see how breezy it was and recorded constant winds of 20 knots with gusts upwards of 25 knots. The seaway was also rather large with some big swell and waves rolling in.

Principal race officer Malcolm Hughes said that it was just too close to the nationals season to risk any serious breakages and canned the racing for the day.

The club’s racing was also abandoned, however a few keen senior classes including two sharpies and a fireball, as well as a number of 420s and Open Bics, took to the water to test their skills in the wild weather.

Racing will run as per usual tomorrow with fingers crossed for better weather, while Adelaide Sailing Club looks to maintain its lead and take out the overall championship as the best performing club in the Tri Series.

The first start is scheduled for 10.30am, see you all down there tomorrow.