Day #9 Morning Report - Aarhus Sailing World Championships 2018

Day #9 Morning Report - Aarhus Sailing World Championships 2018

Aarhus World Championships

Friday, August 10

Schedule: Day 9 and the second day of medal races at the Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018. The medals for two of the 12 fleets will be decided today; the Laser and Laser Radial.

  • Laser (Medal race, 5-minute warning signal 14:07 local time)
  • Laser Radial (Medal race, 5-minute warning signal 14:47 local time)

Calculators out:
Laser: Pavlos Kontides, Cyprus, leads Australia’s Matthew Wearn by just four points in what promises to be a classic match racing medal race. Great Britain’s Elliot Hansen (19 points behind the leader) looks set for a similar battle for bronze with Germany’s Philipp Buhl (4 points behind).

Laser Radial: Beligum’s Emma Plasschaert leads by 11 points. If she finishes sixth or better in the 10-boat field gold will be hers. That would normally make her the overwhelming favourite, but the woman 11 behind is the Netherland’s Marit Bouwmeester, who won gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics and the 2011 World Championships in Perth and 2014 World Championships in Santander. The fight for bronze will be tight with Denmark’s Anne-Marie Rindom in third, but just six points separating four boats.

Weather forecast:
The low-pressure system has moved towards Norway. But strong winds in the morning and early afternoon could alter the schedule.

WSW wind today, starting at 20-22 knots, gusting up to 30. The courses closer to shore will see more like 15 knots, but still with big gusts. The strength will slowly drop during the day so that by 16:00 it is more like 15-20 knots

Temperature: 17-20 ℃
Sea temperature: 21 ℃

The medal races for the Finn, women’s 470 and men’s 470 were run yesterday.

Day 8 report


Form guides:
Finn and 470s
RS:X windsurfing
49er and 49erFX and Nacra
Laser Standard and Laser Radial

Event preview

Day 8 Highlights

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Held every four years, the Sailing World Championships is one of the biggest global sailing events in the world and the principal qualification event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition.

Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus Denmark 2018 will include all 10 Olympic boat classes. Kiteboarding will be added to the programme for the first time. The ambition is to make the championships in Aarhus a unique and spectacular event, where sailing is made more popular and accessible than ever before.

The Championships will be held from 30 July to 12 August 2018 and 1,400 sailors from up to 85 nations will race in up to 1,000 boats.

Held simultaneously with the Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, a large festival will provide opportunities visiting families to get out on the water. The event expects to draw 400,000 visitors to Aarhus.