Day #4 Morning Report: Start of Doublehanded Offshore Event, Weather and Conditions

Sailors should expect tricky conditions on Thursday, especially in the afternoon on Day #4 of 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami.

Patchy fog early and partly to mostly cloudy throughout the day including a slight chance of showers is forecasted. Warmer temperatures than Wednesday and Tuesday are expected with the high near 76 degrees.

Most of the day will be a ENE-E gradient wind. Wind speeds may increase with the ENE wind to 10-15 knots this morning. Afternoon breeze will average 7-12 knots and perhaps lower.

2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami is partnering with the Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race this year. Thursday is the start of this new Doublehanded Offshore Event. Doublehanded offshore teams will start south of Port Everglades and the boats will race to Key West, with an expected course length of approximately 160 miles.

Tune in on the SORC Sailing Facebook page for live video from the signal boat. Spectators on shore can view of the start from the Dania Beach Fishing Pier. The finish is off of Mallory Square in Key West.


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