I must just take this chance to say well done to the organisers for the great job they have done of providing post racing drinks and food every evening of the regatta.  Despite the fact that the boats haven’t been getting off the water until after 8pm our hosts have made sure that immediately the crews were back there were free drinks and food ready and waiting.  Some evenings the food has been savoury nibbles and other evenings the offerings have been more substantial.  Tonight’s supper for example was a really hearty sausage casserole dish served with lovely big hunks of bread.  Simple but wonderfully tasty and just what everyone needs when they are late in and very tired.

The organisers have also laid on a number of excursions during the day for friends and family as well as a spectator boat to take people out on the water to watch.  All of this combined with the wonderful facilities of the Marina-Port Hotel have made our stay here truly enjoyable.

Tomorrow evening we have the formal Erste Private Banking Dragon European Championship Prize Giving and Gala Dinner which promises to be the perfect finale to an exciting week.