In a stark contrast to the beautiful sunshine and burning blue skies that
had blessed the previous days here in Croatia, competitors awoke to rain
and grey skies.
The unfortunate news this morning was that due to delays resulting from a
car accident, three of the expected international competitors would not be
able to make it to Croatia in time for the contest. Douglas Diaz (Fanatic
/ North), Jose Estredo (Fanatic / North) and Victor Fernandez (Fanatic)
had been traveling across Europe and were expected to reach Bol late last
night, but due to the accident (in which no one was injured) they will now
be unable to attend.
The event will not be without a very impressive list of international
talent still, with sailors from as far a field as Israel and the Caribbean
having made the journey to the Balkans to make their mark in what is
uncharted territory to many of the events competitors.
The weather forecast still holds promise of better conditions for later in
the week and as he skies clear over Bol this evening competition organizer
Toni Bullic, is still confident that conditions will improve to make the
2004 HT Mobile Soul & Style, the best yet!