Racing at Midwinter Sailing Championship Becomes Difficult


Strong winds forced to allow only one race at the Star Midwinter Sailing Championship on the very first day. There was no chance of allowing any race because of the 30-knot speed of the winds on the fleet onshore. Attempts must be taken for all the three races on the next day for the Star Midwinter Sailing Championship. All the 41 teams will have to participate in the three races. Midwinter racing will continue till 12th January. The winner from the January 9th to 10th races will be awarded the Walker Cup. Results for both the events will be declared as two of the final stages for the Winter Series 2019-2020.

The schedule for the 2019-2020 Winter Series for sailing races has already been declared. The Schoonmaker Cup will be held from 9th to 10th November. The Commodore’s Cup will take place from 7th to 8th December. The dates for the Walker Cup have been decided as 9th to 10th January and for the Star Midwinters from 9th to 12th of the same month. Out of 41 teams, the top 10 have been decided from the very first race. Jørgen Schönherr along with Markus Koy with their African Queen is in the first place. Stella, owned by John MacCausland and Arnis Baltins has secured the second position. Johan Tillander and Tom Lofstedt, both from Sweden have secured third place.

For scoring, only the best three-weekend regattas of the Winter Series will be taken into account for determining the winners for the competition. The champion for the Star Winter Sailing Series will be the skipper and the lowest score in total will be calculated on the basis of the sum of the overall place that a yacht has secured for the Winter Series will be multiplied by 2. The ties for the Series Championship will be determined by the position of the Midwinter series.

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