After last year's inaugural fun and games with the pool, it's great to hear from Trevor Funnell that the pool is now full and the fans are working - and all earlier than expected, too. On 21 December the first testing took place with Nik Baker, Guy Cribb, Chris Audsley and Paul Hunt.

Their opinion is that the wind is way way better than last year. OK, not quite perfect just yet, but getting there - it is now possible to do figure of eight slalom and with a few more tweaks still to come should work well during the show.

If you missed it last year, don't make the same mistake this year, folks. It's going to go off!