Hello again from Travemunde, at the Travemuender Woche on the Baltic coast of Germany, this amazing event, combining sport, art, culture and cuisine, a ten day festival of all that is good in life, especially the sport of sailing.
The European heatwave has made its present felt, with very hot sun and temperatures, and quite a long wait today for the wind to finally show itself and allow the 87 O’pen Skiff sailors registered for the 2019 O’pen Skiff European Championships to get out on the water, after yesterday’s flat-wind practice day, and finally enjoy some perfect racing conditions.

Sunny skies and a 9 – 10 knot wind that filled in during the afternoon allowed the race committee to run 3 races in each fleet (they could have run more but there is a 12 race maximum and the forecast is good…) on this first day of serious action.

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