420 WORLDS VERSUS THE ELEMENTS ON RACE DAY 3
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420 WORLDS VERSUS THE ELEMENTS ON RACE DAY 3

31 December 2017

The weather forecasters’ predictions were perfect today.  A south to south westerly breeze kicked in during the morning on race day 3 at the 420 World Championships and escalated to a steady 22 knots with gusts around 25 knots over the race track off Fremantle this afternoon.

DAY 2 WINDS OFF FREMANTLE SIGNIFICANTLY LIGHTER
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DAY 2 WINDS OFF FREMANTLE SIGNIFICANTLY LIGHTER

30 December 2017

Race day 2 at the 2017 420 World Championships hosted at Fremantle Sailing Club, Australia and all change in the weather as the breeze eased and the wave action was a lot more manageable.

MORNING REPORT - STRAINS OF HARD SAILING
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MORNING REPORT - STRAINS OF HARD SAILING

31 December 2017

The strain of two days of hard sailing must be starting to tell!  Many crews arrived considerably later today, perhaps enjoying a little sleep in rather than rushing to Fremantle Sailing Club to get boats ready.

OPENING DAY AT 420 WORLDS PUSHES TEAMS IN BIG BREEZE
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OPENING DAY AT 420 WORLDS PUSHES TEAMS IN BIG BREEZE

29 December 2017

Fremantle turned on another brisk day today with breezes at the upper limit allowed by 420 class rules. The result was predictable, with many crews struggling to cope with the fresh conditions and big waves.

MORNING REPORT - A HIVE OF ACTIVITY
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MORNING REPORT - A HIVE OF ACTIVITY

30 December 2017

The boat park was a hive of activity this morning, in preparation for day 2 of the 420 Worlds at Fremantle Sailing Club.

MORNING REPORT - KOALAS DECORATE THE BOAT PARK
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MORNING REPORT - KOALAS DECORATE THE BOAT PARK

29 December 2017

144 teams from 18 nations who have travelled to Fremantle from across the world are registered, measured and now ready to race on the opening day of the 2017 420 World Championships.

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