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Winds cruel to some, benefit others

Updated: August 16, 2004, 3:09 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- The Meltemi wind really needed no introduction. Everyone knew it had arrived when the whitecaps kicked up and the boats started capsizing.

The notorious Meltemi blew out of the Athens hills Sunday and caused mayhem on the Olympic courses that's seldom seen at such a major regatta. At least 30 boats capsized and the courses looked more like nautical demolition derbies. There also was scattered equipment damage, but no reports of injuries.

"It was just totally ...

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