Day Two – Windy day suspends Practice Race for the Lasers

Day Two - Windy day suspends Practice Race for the Lasers

Day two at the Laser Europeans in Kaløvig was governed by busyness and final preparations before the serious part of the fun sets in from tomorrow with the first qualifying races.

The Measurement team led by Chief Measurer Nuria Oliver worked very hard yesterday and really got the hang of it, so by mid-afternoon on day two all boats had been measured, registered and ready for action.

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The venue atmosphere was humming with sailors eager to get started with the competition and volunteers preparing to fill out their roles in order to serve the sailors in the best possible way.

Windy Practice Race
The devious wind which has been teasing the sailors visiting the Bay of Aarhus for the past month was on the prowl again today looking for sailors to keel over – and it succeeded. Thus the majority of sailors chose to spend their day resting and charging for tomorrow’s races.

The few who ventured out to participate in the practice race returned to land within the hour as the wind forced the sailors give away too much energy. Energy that is better spent when tomorrow’s qualifying races arrive.

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Intimite Opening Ceremony

Day two at the Laser Europeans was rounded of with the official opening ceremony.

Sailors, families, volunters, officials and guests gathered to hear the welcoming speeches from Hans Skou, member of the City Council in Aarhus, who bid the sailors a warm welcome. As did Event Manager Per Hjerrild and Chairman of the Danish Laser Association, Michael Faubel.

After the welcoming speeches all the 40 flags of the participating nations were hoistered to the sound of melodious trumpet music. The ceremony was concluded with food and drinks in the sailors lounge.

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Tomorrow the qualifying races will begin and 280 sailors will compete in this year’s edition of Laser and Laser Radial European and World Championships 2015. Races will begin at 1pm.

See the results of tomorrow’s races here.

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