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.
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