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BWA Round 2: Brandon Bay – day 1

22:38 17th May 2010 by Duncan Slater
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Graham Woods ripping at Gowlane. Photo: BWA / Dave White

Graham Woods ripping at Gowlane. Photo: BWA / Dave White

After a leisurely start to the day, Head Judge Duncan Coombes called a skippers meeting at that most famous of Irish beaches; Gowlane.

By late afternoon the wind was just enough for sailors to ‘wobble out’ and catch sets of smooth, shoulder-high waves – a perfect warm up to the week. The wind was fickle though and heats were started and postponed, re-started and cancelled again as the Amatuer fleet struggled to get onto the glassy waves. By half-seven in the evening the sailors were starting to lose patience and wanted to be in Spillanes Bar ordering steak and chips. Finally, just after eight in the evening, the day’s official proceedings were called off.

But not before Duncan Coombes announced the sailors briefing for Tuesday – half-six in the morning! Early night for all fleets then.

Keep an eye on the Boardseeker forums for regular text updates through the day (it’s not just the wind that’s sketchy over there!)

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