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Mermaid Championship Frustrated By Lack of Wind on Galway Bay

8th August 2013
Mermaid Championship Frustrated By Lack of Wind on Galway Bay

#mermaidMermaids in Galway were frustrated by the complete absence of any wind whatsoever resulting cancellation of the eagerly anticipated fifth race yesterday. The decision taken was to postpone and make up the lost race on Friday as the forecast for today is for very strong breeze which may mean another lost day.

Galway Bay is a venue where there is normally no shortage of reliable wind but for the last 3 weeks untypically light conditions have prevailed which also impacted on the SB20 national championships held 10 days previously.

The expected fresher winds will undoubtedly have an impact on the standings as there are several heavy air specialists lurking within striking distance.

The stage is set for the Mermaid class to serve up quite a finale, a regular feature in this competitive class.

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