After three days without wind, the 2018 Finn World Masters finally got underway on Wednesday with three glamour races at El Balís. The 350 boat fleet, split into four groups, each sailed three races in a sea breeze that built from 7-12 knots during the day. The 1988 Olympic champion, José Luis Doreste, from Spain, leads the 350 boat fleet from Giacomo Giovanelli, from Italy, and Aleksander Kulyukin, from Russia.
For the second day in a row, lack of wind precluded any racing taking place at the 2018 Finn World Masters at El Balís. The day started cloudy and after a light sea breeze became established early afternoon, hopes were raised, but it did not develope as expected and racing was abandoned for the day before 17.00.
The start of the 2018 Finn World Masters has been delayed due to lack of wind on the first day of racing at the Club Náutico El Balís. Despite another beautiful day, light winds precluded any racing taking place.
More than 350 Finn sailors gathered Sunday 20 May at the Club Náutic El Balís, in Spain, as the 2018 Finn World Masters was opened under beautiful blue Mediterranean skies, which together with the fantastic Catalan hospitality, made for a finntastic evening.