Below is a report from Qingdao from Karyn Gojnich, the mainsheet hand on the Aussie Yngling (the Women’s Keelboat). Karyn is a sailing legend. She is heading into her third Olympics, with her Olympic sailing career spanning 20 years. Karyn is also the Mum of two teenage girls. She is a role model for all on the Australian Sailing Team.
Hello again from Qingdao, China,
With less than one month to go to the start of the Olympic Games things are ramping up here in China.
On July 8th the Chinese weather bureau had a test run at controlling the weather in Beijing for the Opening Ceremony. (more…)
Iain, Euan and I are sitting in the airport at Hong Kong, on our way back from Qingdao to Sydney. We are returning from our last training camp prior to the Olympic Games.
The last three weeks have been very hectic. First there were shipping delays that saw all three of our boats held up in fog and customs clearance. Then there was the boat repair to deal with, where we needed to do some fairly big alterations and subsequent repair work to our Olympic vessel. (more…)