One afternoon, a meltemi wind
blew with a hot ferocity, and the boats in the harbor started to bang around.
This part of the island - 40 minutes' drive from Heraklion airport - is cooled by the Meltemi wind
so there is none of the humidity you often experience elsewhere on Crete at the height of summer.
The Finn and the Yngling were the only classes to compete yesterday after organisers deemed the local Meltemi winds
too strong for the other divisions.
THE MELTEMI winds
taught schoolteacher Sarah Gibbins a harsh lesson yesterday as she saw her Athens dreams blown away.
SHOOTING: Great Britain's Olympic shooting hopes now turn to Sydney gold medallist Richard Faulds after Sarah Gibbins saw her Athens dreams blown away by the Meltemi winds
Single-handed and two-person dinghies would be available, ranging from speedy RS400s to Toppers, Laser Picos and Wayfarers, while windsurfers had a bevy of boards to battle against the promised light-to breezy Meltemi winds