ISAF - International Sailing Federation

06/07/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/07/2019 14:53

Day #4 Morning Report - Hempel World Cup Series Final - Marseille

Sailors arose earlier than normal on Friday for the fourth day of competition at the Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille, France as competition is scheduled to commence at the earlier time of 10:00 local time.

At 09:00, the breeze is expected to be around 14-18 knots across the racing areas with some gusts upwards of 25 knots. As the day progresses, the wind speed is predicted to pick up to between 22-24 knots with 35 knot gusts. A decision was made on Thursday evening to start at the earlier time to make the most of the conditions that are safe for the ten Olympic events and Open Kiteboarding to sail in.

As the wind strength increases as the day progresses, postponements can be expected.

Friday's action is the final day of fleet racing for the 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17, Open Kiteboarding and the Men's and Women's RS:X. All of the sailors will be targeting a top ten place in order to be in with a shot at the podium during Saturday's Medal Races which will be live streamed on World Sailing's YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/worldsailingtv.

The 470s, Laser, Laser Radial and Finn will continue with fleet racing on Friday and Saturday before their Medal Races on Sunday.

Catch up on yesterday's highlights below:

Today's schedule:

Event Area Warning Number of Races
Men's Windsurfer - RS:X Alpha 10:20 3
Women's Windsurfer - RS:X Alpha 10:00 3
Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser Charlie 11:10 2
Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial Charlie 11:00 2
Men's One Person Dinghy Heavy - Finn Delta 10:20 3
Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470 Men Delta 10:10 2
Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470 Women Delta 10:00 2
Mixed Two Person Multihull - Nacra 17 Echo 10:00 3
Women's Skiff - 49erFX Charlie 10:00 4
Men's Skiff - 49er Bravo 10:00 4
Open Kiteboarding - IKA Formula Kite Alpha 12:30 4
Find out how to follow the Hempel World Cup Series Final below:

EVENT WEBSITE
Click here for further information on Marseille and the Hempel World Cup Series - http://wcsf.marseille.ffvoile.fr/

ENTRIES / RESULTS / SCHEDULE
Click here to view the entry list in full.

Results will be available here - http://sailing.org/worldcup/results/index.php.

To view the full schedule click here.

SAP SAILING ANALYTICS
Live tracking, sailor analytics, live weather data and racing status will be available on the SAP Sailing Analytics here - http://sapsailing.com/

WATCH
Daily highlights and live streamed Medal Races on Saturday and Sunday will be available across the World Sailing Network. Click here to subscribe.

Saturday Medal Races - Men's and Women's RS:X, Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX
URL - https://youtu.be/a6PBXzrH5P4

Sunday Medal Races - 470, Finn, Laser, Laser Radial
URL - https://youtu.be/yQnlnue0ZJ0

SOCIAL MEDIA
Follow the event on World Sailing's social networks and get involved in the conversation using #hwcsmarseille
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/worldsailingofficial/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/worldsailingofficial/
Twitter - @worldsailing

PRESS RELEASES
All World Sailing international press releases throughout the duration of the Hempel World Cup Series, including the latest news and reports, are available to read here - http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/news/index.php.