Today started off slowly. The forecast was for 5-10 knots from the SSW. Eventually the wind was supposed to go all the way to the WSW. There is a cold front expected tonight and WNW winds 10-15 for tomorrow.
However, the gradient was weak today and it was very hot. For 2 hours, from 1200-1400, there was virtually no wind. The competitors just drifted around and waited.
Finally at 1430 6 knots of wind filled in from 155. The race committee laid a perfect line