A severe lack of wind today has put a stop to the start of championship racing at the W.E.S.S Australian 505 Championship at the Brighton and Seacliff Yacht Club.
Sailors arrived early in the day in hot weather with a forecast that was far from promising however sat in the club’s wet bar hoping for something of an afternoon sea breeze to get racing underway — however it was to no avail.
After some waiting around and much deliberation by principal race officer Peter Gold, racing was postponed to another day and sailing will resume tomorrow.
A change was also made to the sailing instructions, with tomorrow’s racing (Tuesday, January 17) brought forward to start at 10am, as the forecast suggests a northerly breeze may allow for sailing before another hot, light and difficult afternoon to follow.
A link to results for the championship racing of the regatta will be shared on Down Under Sail when racing begins.
Although racing was cancelled, regatta photographer Christophe Favreau took the opportunity to get out and about and capture what truly was a remarkable day to be having a beer on the Seacliff foreshore… Check it out!