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Steady Wind Fails To Blow On Day 2 Of J24 Nationals

25th August 2019
Cakes to celebrate 40 years of the J24 Nationals at Lough Erne Yacht Club last night Cakes to celebrate 40 years of the J24 Nationals at Lough Erne Yacht Club last night Photo: J24 Association of Ireland/Facebook

In complete contrast to Day 1, the forecasted steady wind of 10-15 knots failed to materialise on Day 2 of the J24 Nationals at Lough Erne Yacht Club, writes Elaine O’Mahoney.

Race 5 started on schedule yesterday (Saturday 24 August) in about 8 knots of wind but died just after boats round the first weather mark.

It then became a battle to find the brief and small patches of breeze scattered around the race course.

Boats becalmed on Lough Erne yesterday at the J24 NationalsBoats becalmed on Lough Erne yesterday at the J24 Nationals

Just four boats made it back up to the weather mark on the second beat to complete the race within the time limit.

Racing for the day was then abandoned. This race will feature as the discard for most of the fleet. Results so far can be found HERE.

Published in J24
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