Heavy weather caused almost 30 boats to withdraw from the race tonight

2019-07-01 - ÅF Offshore Race During the night the sailors met heavy wether and app. 30 boats have chosen to withdraw from the race to save the boats and the crew. The south westerly winds with over 15 m/s has built up rough sea. To withdraw is showing real good seamanship.

There are many seasic sailors and damages on the boats and have chosen to return to Sandhamn or seek shelter somewhere else. Many of the older wooden yachts have also come back to Sandhamn. The winds are probably decreasing slowly today.