The practice race was held yesterday in Vilamoura in good conditions around 12kn – here the video. Today at 11h UTC, the start of the first of two scheduled races will take place. —– 49 participants will compete, including Luke Muller USA and Tom Ramshaw CAN. It will be interesting to see whether the Olympic Champion Giles Scott GBR – after his involvement in the Americas Cup – is already in sufficient shape again to keep up with the well-trained competitors. Many spent the whole winter on Tenerife. —– The official preview introduces some of the favourites.