I'm going to start with TV guides previews for Mond. April 9th that just were posted... The 2 group dates are listed and the 1/1 date:
The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman
9:30pm ABC 90min 2007
The dating begins with an evening on L.A.'s Sunset Boulevard, but one bachelorette feels lost in the crowd. Andy also challenges the contestants to a triathlon, but two prove to be divas, not athletes. And he spends a romantic evening aboard the yacht with one lady before casting off three hopefuls, leaving 12 remaining.TV Guide
I thought it was interesting that the triathalon is the second week, because the bus picture and the pool pictures really don't look very much like a competition, buy maybe a hiking trek is part of the contest OR this could be the 3rd week??
Also it's interesting that they only reduce the number to 12, yet we still have only 8 weeks, correct?