Monday, May 17, 2010

Mistral conditions in Sardinia

A mistral wind continues to pound Sardinia, with windspeeds regularly in the 30+ knot range. Yesterday, the shore crews measured gusts as high as 47 knots at the container park in the boatyard.

(Images from Paul Todd/Louis Vuitton Trophy)

Conditions are expected to moderate somewhat tomorrow and the forecast suggests conditions return to a 'sailable' range by mid-week. Training for all 10 Louis Vuitton Trophy teams is scheduled beginning on Tuesday - weather permitting.