114 Teams Prepare For 29er European Championship

The 2010 edition of the 29er Europeans in Sant Pere Pescador, Spain is preparing to name a new champion - with the current World Champions Kevin Fischer and Glenn Gouron of France in attendance as well as many teams preparing for the ISAF Youth Worlds, so competition will be stiff.

With 114 teams representing 15 nations, the waters of the Mediterranean will be teaming with anticipation when racing begins on 1 July. The British squad is the largest country represented with 23 teams followed by the host nation Spain with 16.

With the 29er named as the open boat for the ISAF Youth Worlds, many youth teams are in attendance to practice their skills including teams from outside Europe, the New Zealand team of Alexandra Malone and Sam Bullock and the United States who have five teams including their ISAF Youth Worlds representatives.

With registration and measurement completed formal racing begins Thursday, 1 July.