Friday, John and I drove to Zagreb to pick up Ken at the airport. Shelly and Wendell will arrive later and I will pick them up at the Merag Ferry in the evening. Saturday, we will get our 2 apartments in town for race week and the remaining crew of Leneke, Clarissa, and Jerone will arrive later in the day. They too have rented an apartment in the old town of Cres, very close to ours.
Sunday, the day was spent continuing preparation on the boat for the race. Sail changes, lines set, anchor off, etc. Sunday night was the regattas opening event in the town square. It was lively with music, light shows and fireworks. John had discovered the one in-town winery where you can get your jug filled with their local wine so we had many a glass to kickoff the week.