Twenty-Niner World Champs, Last Sports, Rainbow that Was


My Yacht Club, Point, has an0ther world champion to add to the one it g0t in its first 100 years, which was Bruce McCurroch who won with Paul Elvstrom in the Solings Worlds of 1974.  (We have raced against him, albeit in different classes, as well as in the Nationals of our own Flying Fifteen Class against Bruce Dalling, winner of the Single-handed Transatlantic Race of 1968. We beat him.)

Now we have a 29er World Champion in Benji Daniel. Thrilling news, indeed. Lovely boats. I would enjoy trying one. Point Yacht Club is organising a bumper celebration.

From the Class Site

Young J is growing up fast. This year saw her last appearance in a Sports Day for her present school.  She came away with a cup.

J is the Teacher’s Pet holding the bear.

We had a striking strip of rainbow on the horizon over the weekend. By the time I focussed and clicked, I got this lovely shot of where it had been. There had been whales there, too. Some have been coming and waving at people from remarkably close in lately.

The red blob is where it was at.

Really Awful Owler Talepiece
(Featuring observations by Rufus from the Tabika novels — illustrator Lee Young.)

© August 2017 Colonialist

 

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7 Responses to Twenty-Niner World Champs, Last Sports, Rainbow that Was

  1. Tokeloshe says:

    Lovely photos, especially the last one.
    I love you owl signature.

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  2. Great hobby.
    Loving all the pink in the pe kits.
    Nice illustration too 👍🏻

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    • colonialist says:

      I am biased, of course, but I believe that yacht racing has more extended demands on concentration, calculation, and sheer physical effort than any other sport.
      That is the colours for the group J is now in – Reception Class.
      I love Rufus, and particularly that particular version of him!.

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  3. So long as teachers pet isn’t called Jay-Jay.Some bloke one a race in ’68, 50 year ago, as a matter of interest when did YOU beat him and how old would he have been.
    Loved the rainbow shot, that’s the type of picture I always manage to get, (and that’s why I gave it up – photography that is).Loved the whales too, they look magnificent, especially now they’ve dived below the waves!

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    • colonialist says:

      Nope, a double-letter nickname is not her lot.
      Oh, at various times in the seventies, but he was sailing a Finn, so it was only when there was a race including all classes like the annual Jonnson Cup or the Island Barrel, both of which we garnered.
      If you use your binoculars to see de tail you’ll have a whale of a sighting, although it may just be a fluke! Haahahahahahahahahaha!

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