The crews arrive and final preparations begin

Yesterday the crews began to arrive in Barcelona and set about making final preparations before the first leg of the trial challenge kicks off on Saturday. These final preparations included picking up all the Shoreseeker branded clothing and equipment, checking and loading supplies on board the boats and (most importantly) getting out on the water in the brand new ocean rowing boats. 

The crew take SS1 out for a spin

The crew take SS1 out for a spin

Not to be outdone, the crew of SS2 get to grips with their boat

Not to be outdone, the crew of SS2 get to grips with their boat

The smaller SS3 being put through her paces

The smaller SS3 being put through her paces

Perfect weather for a practice on the water

Perfect weather for a practice on the water

The excitement about the race is building and the crews are looking forward to getting started. 

The crew of the SS1 getting their equipment on board.

The crew of the SS1 getting their equipment on board.