Very soon now, Weymouth Bay will be the centre of attention for Olympic Sailing. Although I only live about 45 minutes away, and used to be a keen sailor, I doubt whether I will get to see much of the sailing in real life. I expect that any that I do see, will be on the TV. Don’t get me wrong. I will try to get a feel of the atmosphere of the Olympic Sailing. I may be able to get some distant views of it from suitable spots along the coast. What I do know, however, is that I will not be fighting with the traffic congestion and parking charges of Weymouth to see it. In any case, I understand that all the best ‘public’ viewing spots will be closed to the public for the duration.
Although I am still interested in sailing, to be honest, it isn’t a great spectator sport. The images of the fleets will be spectacular but, from a sporting point of view, it is difficult to follow from the shore. Sailing is very much a sport for the participants.
We were in Weymouth yesterday, so here is a postcard photo with a little sailing as well.