Sunday, October 28, 2007

The multihulls remain moored up

There is not a lot you can do when Météo France issues a special weather bulletin. The conditions off Le Havre are expected to worsen with a force 6 to 7 southwesterly flow forecast for lunchtime.
You can feel the disappointment, but there was no way the fleet of 13 multihulls could takepart in the scheduled Transat Jacques Vabre-Laguna Trophy prologue thisafternoon (Sunday). It was a simple decision to take, even if it was nopleasure, explained Jean Maurel, the race director. The skippers understoodfull well the situation. When the wind gets up like that, no one is verykeen on setting sail, especially with the big race starting so soon. -