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Laser - Masters World Championship 2010 - Hayling Island GBR - A day at the gym
It was 1230 hrs when the race committee decided that the best option for the day was to postpone racing for the day. Winds have been gusting to 28-29 knots at times and the prospect of bigger seas once the tide turned in the afternoon means that prudence has been the order of the day. In his blog, John Bertrand USA, former Laser and Finn world champion and Olympic silver medalist (currently 14th in the Standard Masters) talks about his workout regimen to be fit enough for sailing a Laser effectively once you're past 50, and the risks of injury with increasing intensity. Racing is scheduled to resume today at noon with a full program of two races. The report and the forecast that predicts light air.