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.

1 comment:

Maureen said...

Dale
I have some wonderful old black & white pics of when my fatherinlaw used to race 18footers on the Swan.
Bruce's shots bring back memories!

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