February 14th, 2020
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Today was Day 5 of the 2020 World Championships and, unfortunately, the weather didn’t want to cooperate. The wind was very light and variable basically the whole day. We were scheduled for a late start after the 49er boys, however they got postponed fairly early in the afternoon. We waited at home for a while enjoying some time to relax, but getting pretty anxious to get down and race.
Eventually, around 3pm, scattered thunderstorms rolled through the venue and with those rain showers came a little breeze. Eventually, the Silver and Bronze 49er fleet/49erFX Silver fleet got cancelled for the day, which left all Gold fleets under postponement. We were unsure if the race officials were going to send us out once the thunderstorms rolled through, so we decided to go down to the club and wait there.
After waiting at the club for at least 2.5 hours, at 5:30pm, the race officials called off the racing for everyone. Although we are bummed we didn’t get to race like scheduled, we are happy the race committee didn’t decide to send us out in what looked like very variable breeze.
Tomorrow is the FINAL day of the 2020 World Championships. We have 2 final series races scheduled for the morning at 10am (AUS time). After those 2 races, whoever is in the top 10 will race in the medal race which will be no earlier than 2:40pm. We are currently sitting in 10th place and only 8 points out of 5th place! Everything is extremely close and we are excited to be in the position to fight for a top 5 and even a top 3 position.
Lastly, we were randomly chosen to have an on board camera for the live coverage today, so there is a chance that applies for tomorrow since we didn’t race today. Nevertheless, our two races in the morning and the medal race in the afternoon will be covered live. You can check out the live coverage here.
You can follow the results here.
We will give it our all tomorrow! Thank you to everyone who has cheered us on and supported us thus far! We really appreciate it.
Paris & Anna