Yesterday was the practice race day, today is the real thing. 

We arrived at the boat early yesterday so that we do a few of the final bits after getting through measurement. But on assessment of the sea state we decided that sailing wasn't worth it. We watch a few teams try to sail out through the surf and break various bits, and based on that we though our time would be better spent doing the final preparations to the boat. As you can see from the photo is wasn't a quiet day on the beach either, it seems the whole of Holland come to Scheveningen when the sun is out. We escaped a early as possible in the afternoon and retuned to the accommodation to get out of the sun.

Today is day 1 very light winds forecasted, we start at 11. So check back later to find out how it all goes!