on day one of the first event of the 2010-2011 ISAF Sailing
World Cup where more than 400 crews have lined up for racing.
The light conditions on Port Phillip Bay suited the Chinese and Hong Kong windsurfers, who completed almost a clean sweep of the RS:X men's and women's events at Sail Melbourne, the first leg of the 2011 ISAF World Cup.
In light conditions windsurfers “pump” their sails to get forward momentum. It's a technique that requires skill and plenty of energy, which means that when conditions are light only two races are ever sailed in one dayOnly Jessica Crisp of Australia was able to break the Chinese stranglehold on the event today. Hualz Zhu and Qiubin Chen of China were first and third in the women's contest, with Jessica Crisp taking second
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