It was a long day of waiting today in Mahon, waiting for wind to kick in from the north along with a front of clouds. The AP flag was hoisted ashore and Maria Torrijo, the Principal Race Officer said that the first warning signal would be at 3 PM, but as the day progressed the starting time was moved further and further back. Breeze was at nine knots that built to twelve and at 4:30 PM a start was finally called then called off because the wind turned 15 degrees. There were three more attempts at getting a race started, the final one with a black flag hoisted, which means any team jumping the start would be disqualified. This because the long wait was wearing on the entire fleet's nerves and there was jostling and aggressive behavior.
The race was won by Quantum followed by Platoon who was having a very hard time holding off Provezza, Sled and the two Phoenix teams. In fact, the finish was almost as chaotic as the start on this long and difficult day. Azzurra is currently in fourth place in an event that will end tomorrow. Two races are scheduled and will be decisive for the fight for the podium. The first Warning Signal should be at 12:30 CEST and conditions are predicted to be similar to this afternoon's. As per sailing instructions, the final warning signal can be no later than 3 PM.
Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week after 6 races
1. Quantum Racing (USA) (Doug DeVos) (8,5,4,2,1,1) 21 puntos.
2. Provezza (TUR) (Ergin Imre) (6,3,3,1,8,3) 24 p.
3. Platoon (GER) (Harm Müller-Spreer) (5,2,6,3,7,2) 25 p.
4. Azzurra (ARG/ITA) (Alberto/Pablo Roemmers) (2,1,1,7,10,7) 28 p.
5. Alegre (USA/GBR) (Andrés Soriano) (4,11,2,5,6,8) 36 p.
6. Bronenosec (RUS) (Vladimir Liubomirov) (1,7,8,10,2,10) 38 p.
7. Phoenix 12 (RSA) (Tina Plattner) (7,4,7,8,9,4) 39 p.
8. Sled (USA) (Takashi Okura) (9,8,5,9,4,5) 40 p.
9. Phoenix 11 (RSA) (Hasso Plattner) (3,10,11,6,5,6) 41 p.
10. Team Vision Future (FRA) (Jean Jacques Chaubard) (10,6,9,4,11,11) 51 p.
11. Gladiator (GBR) (Tony Langley) (11,9,10,11,3,9) 53 p.