Racing delayed until 14:00 on Race Day 5

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Hurricane Michael passed over the Oxford, MD area earlier this morning leaving behind high winds and rough sea state. The start time for Race 5 of the 6 race series is postponed until 14:00 EDT (UTC -4) until the conditions out on the race course become more stable and managable. Our local forecast today shows a north westerly breeze at 18-20 knots at 14:00 EDT (UTC -5) that will slowly die down throughout the afternoon.

Each boat is equipped with a tracking device from TracTrac for the event and races will be broadcast live each day.

Local Weather: https://wxch.nl/2zZsZ0b

Wind Report: https://www.sailflow.com/spot/164479

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TWO RACES WITH VARIABLE CONDITIONS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE MICHAEL ON DAY 4 OF 2018 STAR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Day four of the 2018 Star World Championship in Oxford, Maryland, started with rain, a great 14 knot breeze from north east and choppy sea, all caused by hurricane Michael making its way up north. The flags of the 12 nations representing the 62 teams waved vigorously while the teams got dressed in their wet-weather gear and docked out towards the racecourse.

The mischievous breeze didn’t last through both of the races sailed today, and had died down to 6-8 knots by the second start of the day. Near the end of Race 4 the wind dropped even more on the last downwind leg after shifting of almost 180° and forced the competitors to finish going upwind. Today’s bullets go to Jorge Zarif with Guilherme de Almeida (BRA) conquering the windy third race of the series, and to Paul Cayard (USA) with Arthur Lopes (BRA) for the tricky fourth one.

Both names occupy the top spots of the provisional overall ranking, with Zarif/de Almeida leading, followed by former World Champions Eivind Melleby and Joshua Revkin and Cayard/Lopes in third. (results are provisional and there is a hearing in the jury room that could affect the leading positions).

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Glamour conditions expected for Race Day 4

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60 boats are headed out to the course this morning in a southerly 15 knot breeze. The forecast called for rain all day but the skies have cleared at least for now, and the fleet is happily preparing for another two race day at the 2018 Star World Championship. The Race Committee intends to start on time at 11:00 EDT (UTC -4).

Each boat is equipped with a tracking device from TracTrac for the event and races will be broadcast live each day.

Local Weather: https://wxch.nl/2zZsZ0b

Wind Report: https://www.sailflow.com/spot/164479

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Two first races of the 2018 Star World Championship won by 2017 World Champions Eivind Melleby and Joshua Revkin

A nice breeze finally made its appearance on the Choptank River on day three of the 2018 Star World Championship held in Oxford, Maryland, hosted by the Tred Avon Yacht Club. Two races were completed by the 62 boat fleet but only one can claim the traditional daily prizes: reigning World Champions Eivind Melleby (NOR) and Joshua Revkin (USA) took both bullets, and let everyone know they’re not ready to hand back one of the most prestigious trophies in sailing. Brazilian Olympic Finn sailor Jorge Zarif with crew Guilherme de Almeida are following the lead pair in the provisional ranking, and in third place, 1988 Star World Champion Paul Cayard (USA) with crew Arthur ‘Tutu’ Lopes (BRA).

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