Day 3 of the Sailing World Cup in Melbourne was "one of those days". Crazy conditions with gust up to over 40 knots and windshifts of more than 100 degree made it almost impossible to get any racing in.
After all races were cancelled in todays first session for the Olympic and invited classes half through the scheduled racing, all competition was put on hold except the Formula Kite event which was the only class racing in the afternoon.
Despite several attempts of the race committee to set a fair course in the rough conditions, only one race was completed with Florian Gruber taking the bullet ahead of Martin Dolenc and Scott Whitehead. Following start attempts had to be postponed before the start due to windshifts and storm squalls, or in the end, abandoned as the wind shifted 90 degrees only seconds after the start.
After 13 completed races, Gruber is still in the lead with 11 points ahead of Martin Dolenc scoring 20 points and Ric Black in third with 37 points.
Racing continues tomorrow with another 3 races scheduled, before the 3 non-discardable medal races on Sunday and the crowning of the 2015 Sailing Wold Cup Melbourne champions.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE SAILING WORLD CUP MELBOURNE
RESULTS / ENTRIES
Entries for Sailing World Cup are available to view on the World Cup website here - http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/sailorinfo/melbourne15_entries.php and results will be available throughout when racing commences on 9 December here - http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/results/index.php
Invited Class entries can be found here- http://www.sailingworldcupmelbourne.com/sites/default/files/V28%20Invited%20Class.pdf and results are available here - http://www.sailingworldcupmelbourne.com/2015-results-1.
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
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
High resolution imagery free for editorial usage will be available throughout Sailing World Cup Melbourne via -
http://www.explorer-media.com/gallery/2015-Sailing-World-Cup-Media/G0000lY8DlLWRzxs/C0000qUgnTE9iC2c. The password to download imagery is SWC-Melb-2015. For high resolution imagery please contact the media team below.
Check out some Adventures of a Sailor Girl from the opening
Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 3: World Sailing Youth Champs - Mythbusters
URL - https://youtu.be/AsHUqrLeY-k
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Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 3: Scott Whitehead
URL - https://youtu.be/RY5Hv7bWWxg
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Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 3 wrap
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The International Sailing Federation will be releasing international press releases after racing throughout the duration of Sailing World Cup Melbourne. All the latest news and reports will be available to read here - http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/news/index.php
For all Press Releases for the Sailing World Cup Melbourne click here.
Click here for the Sailing World Cup Melbourne media guide.
The hashtag of Sailing World Cup Melbourne is #SWCMelb
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Sailing World Cup
The Sailing World Cup is a world-class annual series for Olympic sailing. It is open to the sailing events chosen for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. Its centre piece is the Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The 2016 Sailing World Cup will consist of five regattas for all ten Olympic events and where possible, Formula Kite Racing. Qualification places for the Sailing World Cup final are up for grabs at each event. The final will bring together the top 20 boats in each Olympic event and an Open Kiteboarding event where the World Cup champions will be crowned.
2016 Sailing World Cup
Melbourne - 7-13 December 2015
Miami – 23-30 January 2016
Hyères – 25 April – 1 May 2016
Weymouth and Portland – 6-12 June 2016
Qingdao – 12-18 September 2016
2015 Final Abu Dhabi – 24-28 October 2016
View the World Cup qualification system here.
About World Sailing
World Sailing is the world governing body for the sport of sailing.
World Sailing is made up of 139 Member National Authorities (MNAs), who are its principal members, and responsible for the decision making process that governs the sailing world.
There are currently more than 100 World Sailing classes, ranging from the small dinghy classes for young people up to 60 foot ocean racers.