The reason is that there were two lows out there that
looked as if they might be merging - a double whammy.
With the history of the Sydney-Hobart and the Fastnet,
they considered it highly irresponsible of the New York
Yacht Club to send off the race tomorrow."
Tunick added that many of the top skippers taking part
in the Rolex Transatlantic Challenge had spoken to him
during the day, also urging him to postpone the start.
"I was pleased to hear that advice, and it was
on that advice that the decision was taken."
start for Sunday looks promising and race officials
will be monitoring the situation over the next few hours.