No racing on Day 3 of the 2022 ORC World Championship
Porto Cervo, Sardinia – 27 June 2022 – Today the Race Committee decided the very light and shifty wind conditions at the 2022 ORC World Championship were not suitable to hold any racing appropriate for a World Championship event. The intent was to conduct inshore windward/leeward races for Class C and Classes A and B together on two course areas east of the harbor at Porto Cervo, but the conditions at less than 6 knots and with highly variable wind shifts made it impossible to set a stable and fair race course.
Class A had one race start, but this race was abandoned as conditions deteriorated. On the Class C course area the conditions were even worse, with no start possible.
The weather forecast for tomorrow is more favorable, with afternoon winds from the north and northwest predicted to approach 15-20 knots, perfect conditions for Day 4 of the event. Windward/leeward racing is intended to start one hour earlier tomorrow at 1100 in anticipation of this forecast, with as many as three races possible if the conditions permit.
The remaining schedule for the event includes a short offshore race to be held on Wednesday 29 June, followed by inshore racing to resume on the final day on Thursday 30 June.
Scratch sheets of time allowances and race results can be found at https://data.orc.org/public/WEV.dll?action=index&eventid=lelvl.