Category Archives: sailing

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 … Continue reading

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Foe cuss, but not an enemy curse.


The earliest invention For Focus of attention, But here you’ll find the joke is It’s always out of focus! When on midwinter scene The focus may have been, You don’t expect to find A beach, and yachts all lined; The kids … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Naughty-call


  In yachting terms, to go about Is not to wander round, And forward leap is in some doubt When saying, ‘Outward bound!’  A sheet is not a cloth for beds, But rope for setting sail; And when to port … Continue reading

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Back to (what counts for us as) Normal


Some progress has been made with unpacking, dismantling and boxing the loads of Christmas decorations, reducing the grounds from jungle to garden, and preparations for the start of the school year. I was hoping to see some yachts in action, … Continue reading

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Lost at Sea


            Tall needles, grown in soil, afloat spike sky; Sails trim for trip and fill; the ketch is still in view From bridge; eyes mist to see it passing by — Breeze makes the wake … Continue reading

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