The atmosphere at the Club Náutico Albatros is gradually changing... Sailors, parents, supporters and coaches representing eight countries add a different colour to the usual daily club activities. Most of the teams are already in the country, but some of them have chosen to tour before the championship starts; the rest have been enjoying the club for a couple of days or more. The Cadets have "invaded" the park in front of the restaurant, and already nearly a hundred sailors and coaches are busy with preparations and tuning their boats.

The on-site registration started yesterday Wednesday 21st, Uruguay and Argentina have already gone through the process. We expect Great Britain to come to the office later this afternoon and the rest of the teams will do so in the next days.

The official start of the event is next Monday 26th, when one of the most important activities in the programme will be the event measurement and equipment inspection. The practice race takes place on Wednesday 28th and the D day is Thursday 29th, when the first 'bang' will be heard at 14:00.