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18ft Skiffs: 40-50kts on Sydney Harbour kills 2018 opener

by Frank Quealey 14 Jan 22:23 NZDT 14 January 2018
Not your best dive Lee Knapton but still up there! Smeg 18ft Skiff Sailing Team Lee Knapton International 18ft Skiff - Oct 30, 2016 © Michael Chittenden

Southerly winds gusting to more than 40-knots for most of the day forced race officials to postpone Race 4 of the NSW Championship on Sydney Harbour today.

Every effort was made to get a start, but even after delaying the scheduled start time by 90 minutes, officials had no alternative but to postpone the race.

One possibility now is to possibly stage two 'sprint-style' races next Sunday so the full five-race championship can be completed on the scheduled final day.

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