Good morning from day three of the 2011 Dragon European Championship in Boltenhagen, Germany.  After yesterday’s long day on the water and long evening enjoying more of the fantastic hospitality on offer post racing we have plenty of tired sailors here this morning.

At this morning’s briefing we had announcements about this evening’s Russian Party which will be hosted by the Russian Dragon crews and about a special auction that will take place tonight.  Sponsored by Marinepool sailors will have the chance to bid for a special VIP Experience at Act 7 of the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series in Nice at the end of September/beginning of October.  The package is for two people and includes the chance to race as fifth men aboard the boats in one of the races.

Regarding today’s racing the Race Officer has confirmed he hopes to run two further races today (four and five in the potentially seven race series) and is planning to start on time at noon.  The sailors are off afloat right now and today I am going on the water too so hopefully we’ll have some extra pics for you tonight.

Reports to follow as soon as we get ashore this evening so please check back with us then.