Photos by Roberto Hajduk:

Photos by Roberto Hajduk:
Photos by Roberto Hajduk:

Sunday, July 17, 2011

July 17th

Rain again!  The boys got their boat and sails measured.  Luckily it passed inspection. Several US sailors’ boats did not and they have to add weight or change out fittings on the boats. A few boats headed out sailing but were called back due to the storm. The boys had lunch with US team and are hanging out waiting for Opening Ceremonies.(Note the California flag)
Mary Pat and I headed to Italy to explore but had to turn around because her daughter’s boat didn’t pass inspection. It was for the best because it’s Sunday and the place is packed and we can’t find any parking. We’re going to try again mid-week. While we were looking for parking we got to witness two Italian families fighting over a parking space. Both claimed to have a right to it and the Italian gestures were amusing. One woman just stood behind the car trying to park and wouldn’t budge. A large traffic jam ensued and everyone got out of their cars to have a say. After a while, one side conceded, but I’m guessing their tires will be slit when then return (ha-ha). That was the most entertaining 10 minutes of the day.
The weather is supposed to clear tomorrow. Fingers crossed. 

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