HAPPY NEW YEAR!
2008 started a little earlier for some of our 29er sailors than others. 12 teams who have arrived in Sorrento, Australia, for the World Championships, celebrated the arrival of the New year on the beach in temperatures ranging from 42 during the day to a cool 28 at night! The following day the teams stripped their boats down for measurement, which went realtively smoothly. Conditions so far have been described as "champagne sailing" by some, although the offshore breeze can be tricky. This evening sees the opening ceremony and barbeque on the beach, and tomorrow will be a day of rest before the event for some, or a chance for some last minute training before the first race on Friday 4th.