The boats in the harbour are decked out with bunting and out in the bay the racers skim over the swell, their sails sporting their nation’s colours.
There are bands playing on the harbourside, and on the beach two large screens make sure we don’t miss out on any of the action.
I’m impressed with how well organised everything is, and how much there is to see and do.
Even the weather is hinting at summer! (Just hinting mind – this is Britain, after all)