Friday, October 12, 2007


Gear-Breaking Wind Likely For Day 1
Angry grey clouds over downtown Toronto announced the deepening of a nearby low pressure system today, forcing Canadian authorities to issue a Small Craft Warning valid all day Friday on Lake Ontario. Some weather models predict 25 knots of breeze or stronger, and both teams - Defender Honour and Challenger Heartbreaker – had a day of trying practices and last-minute preparation for what is likely to be a brutally physical few days on the water. Tactics will lose some of their importance in heavier air, and boathandling will become a bigger factor.
Live tracking of the race is available by Ionearth