With Bermuda firmly in the grasp of a high-pressure system racing was postponed today at the Bacardi Moth World Championship.
Principal Race Officer David Campbell-James tried to get some racing when he sent the fleet on the water around 2pm when the wind on Great Sound was blowing around 7 knots. But the hope for racing diminished by 4pm when the wind was just 3-4 knots and the fleet was sent back to shore.
“The Moth needs at least 6, preferably 8 knots to get up on its foils. If it can’t foil it’s not worth trying to race,” said Campbell-James. “It’s unfortunate for everyone involved but the weather is the one part of a regatta that is uncontrollable. Everyone’s anxious to get racing so hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.”
The standings remain unchanged with British sailor Paul Goodison on the cusp of winning his third consecutive Moth Worlds. He leads the regatta with the low score of six points, good for a 13-point lead on Francesco Bruni of Italy. Rome Kirby of the U.S. holds third with 23 points.