WPGC 2014: Veterans’ Races Going Ahead Despite Weather Travel Delays

Gig Championships Chairman, Rick Persich

Gig Championships Chairman, Rick Persich

World Pilot Gig Championship Chairman Rick Persich says tonight’s Veterans races will go ahead despite the problems some crew have had getting here.

Many flights were cancelled this morning due to fog.

From Radio Scilly

Rick discusses the Veterans’ races with Radio Scilly

Rick says the committee have discussed it and they don’t have the time slots to run the races tomorrow. Monday is the only real alternative and many crew will be heading back then.

If the fog is too thick, racing would have to be cancelled as the safety boats have to be able to see all the competing gigs. But Rick says the weather forecast tomorrow is looking better.