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Gruber opens up at SWC Melbourne with perfect score

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Yesterday's blustery sou'west change gusting over 30 knots and chopping up Port Phillip has settled down for day one of racing at the Sailing World Cup Melbourne, the first stop of the 2016 Sailing World Cup series spanning six international cities.

The midday activation of four course areas signaled the start of the Sailing World Cup Melbourne for the seventh time. With the last of the humidity and smog blown off by yesterday afternoon's strong sou'westerly change, the major international city by the bay put on a cool day with ample wind for Olympic class competitors to kick off their points chase.

Racing between today, Wednesday December 9, and Saturday, will be divided into two sessions starting daily at 12 noon and 14:30 local time. Big crowds are expected on the weekend when St Kilda turns into a massive stage for the sailing unfolding along the foreshore, in particular Sunday's Medal Races.

While the Olympic and Paralympic classes opened Melbourne's World Cup program in fickle southerly winds and easy-going seas, the Formula Kite fleet headed out to their first day of racing in winds gusting up to 28 knots and white capped waves.

The Kites offered the best spectator action, roaring around the course set just off St Kilda Beach in the day's strongest conditions.

Florian Gruber (GER) finished with the perfect scorecard, six from six, and Croatia's Martin Dolenc followed closely behind Gruber, placing second in all six races. Third overall is Australia' Ric Black.

Racing continues tomorrow with 6 races on windward-leeward courses. A total of 20 races in the opening series plus 3 non-discardable races on the final are scheduled to crown the 2015 SWC Melbourne champion.

 

RESULTS / ENTRIES

Results will be available throughout when racing commences on 9 December here - http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/results/index.php

LIVE TRACKING

The racing will be available to watch in 2D and 3D via the live tracking. Live tracking will be available when racing commences via - http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/multimedia/tracking.php

Live Tracking via the Sailviewer-3D Tablet App will be available for devices with 7" or greater screens.

Click here to download the iOS Application - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sailviewer-3d/id912801278

Click here to download the Android Application - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stsportservice.sailviewer

COMPETITION STATUS

The Competition Status Screen feeds in straight from the Race Committee boats with the teams inputting data such as race times, course type, the status of each race and the plan moving forward. The competition status screen will be available when racing commences via - http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/multimedia/tracking.php

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The hashtag of Sailing World Cup Melbourne is #SWCMelb

Follow the event on World Sailing's social networks:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ISAFWorldSailing

Instagram - https://instagram.com/isafworldsailing/

Twitter - @ISAFupdates

Follow the event on World Cup Melbourne's social networks

Facebook - www.facebook.com/ISAFSWCMelbourne

Twitter - www.twitter.com/SWCMelbourne

Instagram - www.instagram.com/isafsailingworldcupmelbourne


 

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KB4Girls News:Win a NORTH Kite other awesome raffle prizes

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  The KB4girls Foundation brings you another awesome raffle for the 2015 International Female Kite Week!Buying raffle tickets supports the foundation work and enters you to win incredible prizes:   - North Kiteboarding 10m Neo Kite complete with

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