The Costa Smeralda was wet and windless this morning, with the AP flag flying ashore over the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda from 9.30 a.m. to signal that racing was postponed.Some forecasts indicated that a mistral wind would arrive in the afternoon which would have allowed the first race of the event to be run.
The AP flag was lowered at 2.30 p.m. with the intention of giving the Warning Signal at 4 p.m. However after a long wait and the Race Committee's best efforts to get the boats off the starting line, at 4.30 Principal Race Officer Peter Craig was forced to give in and raise the AP over Alpha signal, sending the fleet back to the docks for the day.
Forecasts indicate good racing weather for Friday and Saturday and the fleet will be put to the test as consistent wind conditions are expected for the remainder of the regatta. Stay tuned here on SuperYachtTimes.com and follow our Instagram stories for all the live action.
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