- It takes 2 boats to race, so who ever signs up first, is not the spoiler, that title belongs to the skipper that signs on second, forcing the rest of the fleet to fall into line.
- Standing close to the sign on sheet and looking vaguely intimidating to discourage skippers from signing on is a useful strategy. If all else fails hiding the pens and sign on sheets is a good back up plan.
- Fashion can also be a subtle “tell” with regard to who is really serious about sailing. It was noted by the race officer that one crew were not all that serious as they were wearing their “shopping coat” rather than their “sailing coat”
Thankfully the club house ambience was more encouraging, and all crews retired to the bar rather than the race course, to talk about how daring we all were in days past.
- Tim Dixon (for actually signing on).
- Lisa O’Grady (for wearing a shopping coat).
- Everyone else that turned up on the pretense they were going sailing and had no intention.
Div 3- Class Captain