Late afternoon the wind picked up and the race director decided to go for it. Heats were held until nightfall, which is around 19:00 PM on Curacao.
Earlier in the day, everybody and everything was ready for it: the first race. All the contestants couldn't wait any longer for the moment that they would hear the start sign. But the start sign never came. 5 seconds before the start, the race was cancelled because the wind dropped suddenly.
Diego Domenianni was pleased to hear this because he made a false start. Phillip Muller and Jorn Schulte already expected this, "the race couldn't continue under these conditions." although Jordy Vonk, from the Netherlands, said that the organization could let the Junior competition start, they can race with these conditions. "We shouldn't all be in the water at the same time".
Bruno de Wannemaeker, president of IFCA (photo left), regrets the fact that the wind isn't like it's supposed to be, around 25-30 knots during this time of the year.
"But, the day wasn't over yet; the forecasts are still predicting some wind for later this afternoon. That's what we are all rooting for!"
Only one more day to go. Tomorrow looks promising and we hope to get some more elimination rounds in.
The party in Surf Town was more quiet than other nights, as competitors went for some well deserved rest.
Results Day 4
Also we have the equipment forms for the die hards!
EQUIPMENT JYM 2011 WC
Photos from Day 4