The 32 Palamós Optimist Trophy-16 Nations Cup returned after a year of absence, but in the first of the four days of this edition the wind was missing, with the 534 participating boats they will have to wait until this Friday to be able to compete.
At noon the entire fleet set sail from Platja Gran de Palamós, the wind at this time was blowing over 8 knots of intensity from the south-southwest, good conditions that allowed the first of the five participating groups, in this case the yellow started; From there, the red and blue took the start, while the white and green waited their turn.
The yellow group completed the task, but the wind shifted and ended up dying, so the two that were sailing could not complete the route, since the wind ended up falling completely and the first test of the two groups that they had already started.
In the early afternoon the Regatta Committee decided to send the fleet ashore and the organization in view of the weather forecast for this Tuesday, where medium winds are expected to enter early in the day, has announced the progress of the day one hours, that is to say that if the wind conditions allow it, the first departures will be at 10 in the morning.
The director of the Palamós International Optimist Trophy, Carles Palomares explained that “we were able to start the day normally but the weather played a trick on us. It was due to an orographic issue, in the north Mestral is blowing, it has been a bit cloudy and the sun has not been able to heat up enough for the thermal to come in and we have run out of wind”, facing tomorrow’s session “it It is expected that there will be a good wind first thing in the morning, so we have decided to move up the day and be able to do four heats and try to recover some of the tests that could not be held today”.