WRCH2010 Day 1 Sunday 31st October 2010 press release

DAY 1: SUNDAY 31 October 2010

RACING DELAYED ON OPENING DAY

Racing on the opening day of the 2010 World Rowing Championships has been delayed.

Racing started, as scheduled, at 10.05am with the heats of the lightweight men’s pairs but after the start of the sixth race, international rowing federation officials took the decision to suspend racing as the increasing wind made conditions unrowable.

Racing is scheduled to restart at 4.00pm. FISA officials will meet at 3.00pm to review the wind conditions and confirm the 4.00pm start.

The rescheduled programme will begin with the first heat of the lightweight men’s double sculls.

The Mighty River Domain will remain open all day and the off the water entertainment planned for after racing will now be brought forward to entertain spectators during the delay.

The first race of the 2010 World Rowing Championships was won by the host nation’s Graham Oberlin-Brown and James Lassche, who qualified direct for Friday’s medal final.

– WRCH2010
Press release: 2010 World Rowing Championships