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Saturday, 30 June 2012

Weymouth Day 2 - Venue 6

So, Weymouth the pressure was on today to live up to yesterday's incredibly high standards.

The sun was shining, good start.  We breakfasted alongside a couple from Malaysia who donated £20, fantastic start.  We made it to the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy early, excellent start.

We had 3 objectives, visit the Venue and learn a little bit more about the Olympic sailing sports, meet up with a photographer from the Dorset Echo and finally, do a photo-shoot to mark the fantastic donation made by Hornby to Action for Children and Access Sport.

Claudia was our contact at the Academy and she was brilliantly helpful, in fact the atmosphere at WPNSA was so much more relaxed than at any other venue, despite many teams busy training and competing and today being the final day before 'lock-down'.

We met up with Richard and James the photographers charged with getting usable images for Hornby - they had to take a LOT of pictures!
Jake in Hornby kit outside WPNSA

James, Richard, Jake & Philip
Probably discussing which is their better side.
After a fun photo-shoot, temporarily interrupted by the Dorset Echo photographer taking more pics,  the team headed into the cafe for a quick coffee.

They chatted to Sean, were introduced to Phil & Chris, and before you know it, Jake's signed polo shirt was getting more signatures.
Ben Rhodes and Stevie Morrison signing Jake's Olympian polo shirt.
Philip explaining the finer points of sailing to
Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign, contenders for 2016
We had another great day in Weymouth - ready for the onward journey now.

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