Grassroots coverage of sailing has hit a new high this week with the SAP 505 World Championship in Hamilton Island, despite multiple days of blowouts and even today’s racing seeing blinding rain in 15-20 knots of breeze. Stay up late (in the US) to watch the very cleanly integrated tracker, Twitter feed, and extremely well-commentated live streaming video on the Mashup Page, have a look at yesterday’s event report, and be sure to check out another great video from today’s racing here. Photo of some BADASSES from the event media, which we can barely keep up with. Here’s a report from Anarchist ‘SheepStations’ on the water (and the thread):
The fleet got 2 good races in today but never a dull moment on Hammo!
Just as most boats were hitting the water this morning, a white-out squall came through and we decided to just let it ease on through before heading out. It’s a fair sail out to the track and about 10 boats didn’t make the start because the wind died to almost nothing for 20 minutes! As I said, never dull moment on Hammo. Its fair to say though that there are lot of much relieved sailors tonight after having got some good racing in. The seas were pretty impressive at times, but according to Wally, only a third as big as the previous 2 days so that would have been something to see. Good call and great race management to date.
P.S. Its still %%^&$^&$%^ raining though!