Monday, August 30, 2010

Ready to go Home...

We finished dealing with the boat issues today, packed the container of parts and tools... locked it up. Now for packing our personal gear and a team dinner. Heading home tomorrow!


1 Jerome Le Gal / Enrick Obert FRA
2 Gavin Colby / Sasha Marks AUS
3 Darren Smith / Jasmine Hill AUS
4 William Edwards / Lucinda Edwards RSA
5 Aaron Worrall / Worst News AUS

A few more photos here

A BIG Thanks To Our Volunteers

We really had a lot of help from the local community. There were translators, beach guys for moving boats, office staff and more. Before the racing was called for the day, we had a presentation for all the great help we received during the month that we have been here. Some of the competitors bought bikes to get around town while they were here. These were donated for a drawing and a few of the beach guys won new bikes. Pretty cool. Their reactions were priceless! What a great group of people. Friendly, humble, gracious, kind and lots of fun. Thank you Weihai!

It's a Wrap!

Game over... no wind for the final day, so Jerome Legal wins it. Not without some final moments of concern for him earlier in the day. Rod Waterhouse pushed to re-open a protest from yesterday concerning a port starboard incident. Seems that Jerome's witness may not have been as close to the situation as he had said during the initial hearing. I believe they referenced mark rounding information to show this was the case.  Without the support for his case, Jerome was given a DSQ in that race. His throw of a 13 turned to a thrown DSQ. No change. Drama though... Seems Rule 69 was discussed. This would have meant he would keep the DSQ score. Party tonite!!!

I have some neat video from this afternoon. I'll post it in a bit.