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Newsflash: Race Postponement Announced

Par Virtual Regatta - August 10 2014

The Race Committee have taken the decision to postpone the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 by 21 hours.

The new start time will be 0900 on the 11th August 2014 (1100 CEST).

The Race Committee took this decision after receiving advice that the low pressure system known as Bertha is moving more slowly than previously predicted, with the result that the forecast winds for the start and the immediate period afterwards includes sustained winds of 40 knots with gusts in excess of 50 knots in the English Channel.

The advice is that this delay will allow time for the severe winds to abate as the low pressure system moves North East.

It has also been decided by the Race Committee to reverse the course to sail anticlockwise around Great Britain and Ireland.

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