The US Sailing Team is currently in China at The Good Luck Beijing - 2006 Qingdao International Regatta. This is the first of two Olympic test sailing events being held in Qingdao the site for the Olympic Sailing Regatta in 2008.
American Laser sailor Andrew Campbell is with the team and wrote up his first impressions of China on his blog, CampbellSailing.com. He reports that there is very little breeze and that the heat and humidity are "miserable". Clearly concerned about dehydration, the US Team trainers passed out a chart for all the sailors to check that their pee was the right color.
Andrew didn't include a picture of this chart in his post but I am pleased to report that Tillerman's spy in the US team training camp has secured a copy of the official "US AILING Urine Color Chart".
So here it is... breaking inside news of US Olympic sailing secrets exclusive to Proper Course....
If your urine is this color you are well hydrated. Go out and sail your Laser for 8 hours in 90 degrees and 3 knots. Have fun!
You are partially dehydrated. Lie down in an air-conditioned room for 2 hours and drink a gallon of water. Then go sailing for 2 hours and take plenty of drinking water with you. Be careful.
Don't think I don't know about those two crates of Tsingtao beer in your dorm room. If you persist in such self-abusive behavior you are in danger of losing your slot on the team. You are confined to base until further notice. PS I also confiscated the tequila.
See the team doctor immediately.
Unfortunately Klingons are not eligible to be selected for the US Olympic team. Please submit Form Q-403 Fast Track Naturalization for Potential Gold Medal Winners to the Department of Homeland Security Citizenship and Immigration Service.