Ulsan PWA World Cup

Day 1: Registered, Rigged & Ready After a Wet But Not So Windy Opening Day

The opening day of the 2019 Ulsan PWA World Cup was expected to be wet and windy, but only one element of the forecast proved to be true and unfortunately, it was the rain rather than the wind that was correct. For a brief period in the late afternoon, the wind did look as though it may kick in with gusts of up to 14 knots, but despite the Women’s Foil fleet being called to committee boat, the wind proved too unstable to race, while the seaweed was also troublesome.

Earlier in the day, the sailors registered for the next 5 days of the contest, which sees 52 men and 15 women lineup for the Slalom, while 9 women will compete in the second ever Women’s Foil event.

Shortly before 1pm, the opening ceremony was held on the beach and despite the poor weather it was well attended by the locals, who thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment and fireworks to mark the official start of the 2019 Ulsan PWA World Cup.

The forecast for tomorrow would suggest another lay day with just 5-7 knot easterly winds expected in the afternoon, however, as always you never know. The sailors will meet again at 1pm (GMT+9) tomorrow afternoon for the skippers’ meeting. 

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