As we embarked on our journey, we left Sydney bright and early on Thursday the 19th of June, we both had mixed feeling of Ambition and excitement. We carry our 2.5m long Sailing tube up to the check in desk which held 2 sets of sails, a tiller extension and hiking straps and had a couple of quick photos and said our goodbyes. The first regatta on the tour was the 29er Europeans in Kiel, Germany.
The 29er Europeans was the biggest regatta on the tour and was very exciting, Europeans were conjoined with the iconic Kieler Woche which is an amazing venue from the Audi stage to the Crepes. When we arrived we got our boat which was a new charter that has been cured for 12 months, so nice and stiff. We spend the next 2 days changing, modifying and replacing the hard-ware and ropes on our boat to replicate and make it as close to the boat we sail at home, for these 2 days the weather was wet and windy.