MONDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER
09:00 – 15:00 Official Registration Pairs/Team Runner/Boat
14:00 – 16:00 Team Gladiator Games
16:30 – 18:30 Competitors welcome BBQ
19:00 Official photograph at Gladiator beach
19:15 Flag parade from Gladiator Beach
20:00 Official Opening Ceremony followed by Peg Draw
Stewart Downing Team JRC
I spent most of last night getting all the gear together and starting to pack the van for our epic journey to ‘Big French Carpdom,’ and another few hours early this morning putting the final touches to it all. I think that by the time I get down to Rob’s tomorrow afternoon, and we load his gear too, we will be struggling to get a mouse in the back! Just look how much gear I have managed alone, and Rob isn’t exactly known for traveling light either!
Still, a nice steady drive over, arriving early Sunday morning, and we should be fine after some breakfast and a bit of sleep. Bring on the Lucozade Shots barman
The event looks like its shaping up really well, with preparations well under way now by Ross and his team; and I had a sneak peek at the weather over at Madine, and it looks like its going to be a warm week out there! Temperatures got up to 26C today with light southerly winds at present, which I am quite pleased about as I’m not sure what effect a big wind has on the Madine fish, but I would like the benefit of relatively calmer conditions to really soak up the atmosphere.
With our re-charging equipment that Rob has kindly sorted out, we should have full connectivity to the internet and be able to upload our video blog and photos each day Don’t forget to follow our progress during the event on the WCC site http://www.worldcarpclassic.com/ plus the JRC http://www.jrc-fishing.co.uk/ and Gulp! Berkley Carp http://www.gulpcarp.com/ web sites.
See you soon !
Cheers for now