04 Nov Opening Ceremony underway in Warnemunde
Following the team championships, the individual worlds are just getting underway. The entry list shows 89 boats from 11 countries – GBR, GER, AUT, POL, SUI, AUS, USA, CAN, JPN, DEN, FRA. Registration and measurement yesterday and practise race today.
With great optimism, boats launched from the beach into <6kts of breeze! Those with the patience to make it to the start were given a gentle one lap race, before abandonment and a return to the shore. First three to the windward mark were Archie Massey, Lindsay Irwin, then Andy Penman.
Most have made it to the beer & wine opening ceremony in the event hall. A few are putting finishing touches to the boats..
We look forward to two new boats from the UK, which have just hit the water – an Ovington/Morrison design sailed by Chris Turner/Adam Ovington and the POW winning Richard Woof boat sailed by Alister Richardson. From France, a new design from Ludo’s workshop is currently being polished on the shores of Warnemunde..