Sixty one nations and 351 sailors have arrived at Limassol Sailing Centre for the 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Worlds.
Volunteers have been welcoming the team leaders, coaches and sailors and taking them through the registration process whilst Laser Performance, Ovington Boats, Sirena Voile, Nautivela and Neil Pryde have been introducing the sailors to their equipment.
Hungary's Benjamin Vadnai received his Laser Radial in the morning and is enjoying it so far, "I like Limassol, there's nice wind and it's sunny. I can't wait to race."
Ireland's Robbie Gilmore received the perfect present on his birthday, which he celebrates today, a boxfresh Laser Radial and the Irish sailor is, "enjoying warm and sunny Cyprus."
Ragna Agerup is back at the ISAF Youth Worlds having competed last year, "Being in Cyprus is very nice and very warm. I expect there to be lots of good sailing and racing and having fun."
Meet some of the sailors on the ISAF YouTube Channel here
Check out an interview with Belinda Stowell and Australian SL16 sailor Paul Darmanin here
Racing at the 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Worlds commences on 15 July through to 19 July in eight events.
ISAF Youth Worlds Website