Olympic Games 1996
IYRU Olympic Update
IYRU's Nightly Report from Savannah -- Sunday July 21
Tomorrow's Weather Forecast -- Tomorrow's Tide Chart
On the Practice Race Course Today...
Only one race was completed, the Solings on Bravo Course. Finish order was Austria, Japan, New Zealand, Brazil, USA, South Africa, Spain, Canada, Ireland, Denmark, Russia, Hungary, Great Britain, Netherlands. All other races were abandoned due to no wind. Then a huge thunderstorm approached, and futher racing was abandoned due to extremely high wind and lightning. Ahh. summer in Savannah. Or pretty much anywhere.
On the Race Courses Tomorrow...
Tomorrow is the FIRST DAY of racing. All races start at 1 PM EDT. Sailing on course Alpha are the Mistral Men's and Women's Classes. The Laser and Europe are on Bravo, the Finn and Star are on Charlie, and Soling and Tornado are on Delta. (Alpha is in Wassaw Sound, other courses on the ocean). See VENUE INFO for more information. The 470 Men and Women will not start racing tomorrow, they start on Wednesday.
We will have LIVE MARK BY MARK RESULTS tomorrow. Go to the RESULTS section for all the action.
The Opening Ceremony Last Nite:
Pity the thunderstorm didn't roll through as it did today at 3 PM. After the initial entertainment and procession of the athletes, just as Walter Cronkite was addressing the sold out crowd of over 7000, a tremendous storm burst, knocking out all the electricity. The speeches were cancelled (we've got Paul Henderson's IYRU President below), and the concert by Trisha Yearwood was also cancelled. Great fireworks though! For more information and some very quotable quotes, see our articles and press releases, and our photo album:
Tonite's Articles and Feature Section:
Coach's Picks -- Interview with Skip Whyte
Who's hot in the IMCO Class -- Interview with Rory Ramsden
Who's sailing what? The gear the Europe Dinghy sailors are using
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