Day 1

Day 1

Strong winds stop racing on Day 2 of 5.5 Metre Worlds in Hankø


02/07/2022 - 20:42

All racing on the second day of the 5.5 Metre World Championship in Hankø, Norway, was cancelled on Saturday as the forecasted strong winds arrived and buffeted the island all day. The sailors took the opportunity for maintenance, sightseeing and relaxing ahead of what looks like three quite challenging days ahead.

It was still a beautifully warm day though with glorious sunshine and high temperatures when out of the incessant wind. The forecast for Sunday is for more moderate conditions, though the winds may remain at 15-18 knots.

Racing continues through to Tuesday 5 July.

Here's a look at some of the runners and riders.

Racing is scheduled to resume at 12.00 on Sunday.

Results after 2 races
1 New Moon II (BAH 24, Mark Holowesko, Christoph Burger, Peter Vlasov) 2
2 Caracole (SUI 214, Bernard Haissly, Nicolas Berthoud, Daniel Stampfli) 6
3 Artemis (NOR 57, Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Trond Solli Sæther) 8
4 Girls on Film (GBR 41, Louise Morton, Annie Lush, Hannah Diamond) 10
5 Ku-Ring-Gai 3 (AUS 66, John Bacon, Terry Wetton, James Mayjor) 10

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