The final day of racing at the Nordic Championships saw challenging conditions for both the competitors and the event officials.
The morning was spent waiting on the beach for the breeze to build. Groups of other beach users making the most of the superb weekend weather gradually encroached on the area cordoned off for launching.
Early afternoon, a few went out onto the water for some free sailing in the light offshore breeze which initially provided gusty and shifty conditions. The wind gradually built in strength and the fleet was called out onto the water for racing.
With all racers eager for action, the first start was a general recall much to the disappointment of Magne Fronsdal who started on port at the pin end and crossed the entire fleet. The second start was clean away allowing one race on the final day of the event. Whilst the fleet were initially held out on the water after the race to see if the wind would hold for another race, the event officials later called us off the water marking the end of the 2011 Nordic Championships.
The following are photos from the prizegiving; Overall, Grand Masters, Youth, Junior.
Results are available from the link for the event on my calendar.