Storm halts racing at world championships in Freemantle
Tuesday 06 December 2011
A fierce storm with winds of up to 60 mph (100kmh) has forced the abandonment of the scheduled second day of fleet racing at the world sailing championships.
The first two fleet races in the Finn class, men's 470, women's boardsailing and women's laser radial were held Monday.
Spain's Silvia Roca beat compatriot Tamara Echegoyen in the first match race of the day. Other winners included Mandy Mulder of the Netherlands and 19-year-old Australian Olivia Price of Australia who beat Genevieve Tulloch of the United States.
Latest in Sport
- 1 Heavy metal producer's corpse to be mutilated by models as per his dying wish
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 3 Nineteen-year-old student left gifts for parents before taking her own life
- 4 Deliberately urinating before sex can increase risk of urinary tract infections
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
David Cameron says anyone criticising Eric Pickles' letter to Muslims 'really has a problem'