Registered participants for the annual Resolution Downwind Dash have been glued to weather forecasts in the hope for a promising change to the predicted fluky south westerly. The windsurfing Nationals commenced on the 21st January at 17:00 in a light breeze off the Cape Sports Centre in the Langebaan Lagoon, and the high of 17kts at 17:00 today will mean they will get in some sailing later this afternoon.
The status of the forecasts for Langebaan for Saturday 23rd is as such;
Given the size of the expected fleet of 400 participants and their varying range of skill level, the race director, safety crew, professional sailors, the sponsors and local schools have discussed the forecast and decided to postpone the race to the holdover weekend, as advertised for the 5/6th Feb 2010. The Resolution Downwind Dash is both a professional and a family event, and the organisers as well as the sponsors, want to see all the participants cruise in to Saldanha after the 20km course, and not struggle with light, and maybe non-existent wind, especially in the Saldanha area.
The pre-registration party at Lagoon Sports as well as the prize giving and after party, will be postponed along with the race.
Note that the some process of notification will be followed based on the wind forecast for the weekend of the 5/6th February 2010.
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