Just arrived in Medemblick-Holland today for the SPA regatta. This is an annual regatta for Olympic classes. I have never been here as it is too cold. But this year it is part of our training for the Olympics so we are making some sacrafices including coming here.

There are about 30 Stars here including all the Olympic competitors.

We rigged a new mast today, measured everything, and got the boat all ready to go. Tomorrow we will practice and Wednesday the regatta starts. I think there will be at least two races per day, weather permitting. I am not sure I brought enough clothes so I may have to go shopping at a ski shop.

The email conectivity is not easy here but I will try to keep you updated starting with Wednesdays races.

Paul Cayard