Sunday, December 26, 2010

Registration and Measurement

Boxing Day was the start of the official program for the 14th LandCorp World Mirror Championships.  The 25 knot easterly kept all the boats ashore and concentrating on getting their boats through the measurement tent. 

Most of the travellers who were snowed in, in London and Paris have now arrived in Albany and only Team GBR is short a supporter who has been in Heathrow lock-down for 7 days. 

Many of the Tasmanians arrived today after the long haul across the Nullabor with every State of Australia represented at the regatta with the exception of South Australia. 

The measurement team, led by Geoff Wilson, did a great job getting over 50 boats through the tent today.  There were the usual issues that have resulted in some remedial work and lead seemed to be in demand for a number of boats that measured in under weight, so lead was doing a roaring trade.  In general, everything looks in order so far.  

The weather looks like being another 25 knots as the easterly continues to howl, so that might keep the competitors rested until Tuesday for the Cliff Scott Memorial Trophy and the start of the 45th Australian Championships. 

The team and event uniforms look fantastic for this regatta. 

Remember, the Opening Ceremony for the Australian Championships starts at 1600 and will include a brief to competitors. 

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