The Laser Standard and Radial European Championship will begin in Portugal today with 164 participants from 49 nations and 5 continents in the Standards, and 124 participants from 41 nations in the Radials. In the non-Olympic Radial men, 47 participants from 12 nations are present. Favorites are the Olympic Champions Tom Burton AUS and Marit Bouwmeester NED. North America is represented by 16 sailors in the Standards and 6 sailors in the Radial women. —– The entry lists and the event website.