Only one race completed on Day One at 2018 Worlds held in Sarasota, where a light and shifty wind died after the finish.
Competitors had to wait a long time in the heat, but their patience has unfortunately not be rewarded and, after Race Officer sent the fleet back ashore, AP on A has then been displayed, meaning “No more races today”.
Whatever, fight has been tense in front of the 81 boat fleet, Burvill-Puttman (AUS) finishing first just ahead European Champions Paschalidis-Trigonis (GRE) and Van Dam father & son (NED), Hungarian team Dioszegi-Jankovics scoring 4th, and first US team Tuckfield-Brattinga getting a 5th.
One can already predict it will be a hard task to finish within the top 20, so many big sailing names aiming to win the World title. It is then to notice the pretty good performance of local rookies Mark Brunsvold & Matthew King, members of the Sarasota Youth Sailing, finishing 6th when Pete Melvin, Mitch Booth, Pablo Völker and Mike Easton respectively scored 7, 8, 9 & 10.
Everyone is now crossing fingers for the wind to be more strong and consistent in Day Two.
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