Today teams got their first look at the course and an hour training run to get the feel of the water and the conditions. It seems that the 3 day training camp in Gyor has really paid off - the teams have gelled well and are looking the goods on the water.... and most importantly the coaches are happy
The opening ceremony this evening was amazing - starting with a parade of all participating Countries and teams through the streets of Hungary and finishing with a spectacular aerobatic display by one of the Red Bull stunt planes. It literally flew straight up the river just above our heads and right under the (very low) bridge.... Unbelievable!!!
Well, it's time to get ready for our 'one more sleep' but before signing off I would like to share with you some very poignant and heart felt words from one of our squad captains that really struck a chord with each and every one of us..... 'each time we get into the boat to race over the next 5 days every single person (family, friends, club members, supporters) who have shared the journey along the way will be on that seat next to us'.... and you will be xxxx Kalinda