Saturday, April 07, 2007
sailing and rugby
Well the Force got well and truly annihilated by the Crusaders this afternoon. Only hope Grant ended up better on the 18ft skiff - he was coming 2nd when we last saw him. Magnificent yachts. Not the originals but replicas of the originals. They looked fabulous on the Swan River. There are 8 skiffs here from Sydney - pity there wasn't more promotion (or any promotion) although there was a channel 7 helicopter floating around this afternoon. Glorious time of life - these old boats - no desperate speed although 2 boats going along together always constitutes a race, relaxing - no mobile phones. All before the world became too hectic. This is Yendys from 1924 - it must have been wonderful to see them out sailing on the Sydney Harbour.