Report from Volvo Ocean Race Academy in Lisbon May 30-31
Two exciting days of Optimist Team Racing hosted by the Volvo Ocean Race Academy in Lisbon (May 30-31) are a wrap. Judging by the photographs, the kids had a great time at the event. In between racing and learning, a social barbecue and a parade were enjoyed by all. Thirty two sailors participated from several countries to make up 8 teams. Fifteen volunteers, including the Race Officials, successfully ran 81 races in the two days. There were two round robins, 1 complete Gold and Silver, 2 Golds and 1 Final. All of the kids demonstrated very good skills on the race course. Both days were sunny, with winds on Saturday around 14knots, and on Sunday around 18knots. The Race Final was very exciting and was broadcast live to the Race Village. Thanks very much to Sergio Dominguez, Academy Manager for the pictures and the report.