In Ulsan this year is "Captain" Greg Thomas US 808, 62 year old eldest of the 3 man American contingent, including Micah Buzianis and Kevin Pritchard, all from Maui.
Former Maui resident, Josh Angulo who now lives on and competes for the Cape Verde Islands, will be powered by new sponsor Gun Sails.
A field of 57 men with 16 from Japan will make for some wild 'n crazy heats.
It's going to be fun to see how last year's Womens Freestyle Champion, Sarah Quita Offringa will do in 2010. She is fully committed to all of this year's slalom racing tour. Don't worry, she will also defend her freestyle crown. I'll also be rooting for Sarah Hebert whose new sponsor, Boston Scientific is excited about her transatlantic crossing later this fall.
PWA reporter Paul Griffiths, Day 1 reportJohn Carterphotos Not much to say from the Live Ticker because like last year, the wind is not ready to cooperate. Skippers meeting set for 9:00 on Sunday. Saturday's day 1 is over.
Continent 7 interview with Antoine Albeau right before the PWA event started.