Almost unbearable heat and humidity greeted us on Saturday morning after baking us with drying 43C heat on Friday. How could it get any worse ? Heat, wind, rain, thunderstorms and a severe weather warning don’t augur well for a perfect days sailing, but that was the forecast. Surprisingly 9 determined boats and crew decided to turn out for the start and were rewarded with a steady wind (I am keeping this positive) and a yes there was a bit of rain, well quite a bit of rain to be truthful.Australians are pretty good at coming up with idioms to describe most things and in particular the weather. Anyone who knew my father Kevin would remember he was famous for his sayings. He had one for every occasion. So, after all the rain we had during Saturday’s race I stated to think what phrase Dad would have used to describe the weather. Curiously I couldn’t recall anything straight away and went to best MYC source of Australian idioms, namely Paul Dynes. It may come as no surprise that most of Paul’s suggestions were, well, let’s say a bit “fruity” for use in the Tattler (happy to pass them on privately).
Luckily, I did recall one that Dad used occasionally, so here goes. It was raining so hard on Saturday that the animals were starting to pair up.
Well done to all the wet shags that gathered on the deck next door to the Rocks post-race. It will take a while to dry out our boats and our souls.
Division 1: Windsong – Jim Watson
Division 2: YT2 – Stuart Gooley
Division 3: Dark Side of the Moon – Steve Bolton
- Windsong – Jim Watson
- Phoenix – Phoenix Syndicate #4
- Buccaneer – L. Otto & S. Colquhoun
- YT2 – Stuart Gooley
- Tub Thumper – G. Heard & A. Creed
- Darkside of the Moon – Steve Bolton
- Moonshadow – Scott Robertson
- Mixed Nuts – Tim & Lisa O’Grady
Div 3- Class Captain