the whole event was brilliant. a bit ott with speeches at the beginning and end, typical french liking the sound of their own voices. fantastic wind, warm water, first class race management. The big spinny was awesome in a force six, except when i got the sheet wrapped around my little finger!!. Already talking about going back in 2010. Do not miss out next time.
On behalf of the Polish team I would like to thank everyone who didn't go to Martinique. If more people had gone our result would have been even worse! Shame on you (you know who you are!) all those who believed the negative propaganda, and worse still those who spread it, that Martinique would not happen. How much nicer to have held the worlds close to somewhere convenient.....say Germany!
Martinique was great, I'm still trying to get over the shock of finding out how decrepit and unfit I am (I'm sure that even at my age one shouldn't have to sleep between races!) athough all the free beer helped me get over it. The local boats went really well and were a great inspiration to me, there is still hope for our class.These people have only recently discovered Tempests and the progress they have made is amazing, now all they need is a few Maders! There was TV coverage nightly, write ups in the local papers and plenty of spectator boats. When it was discovered that I had forgotten to pack any decent sailing gear(shows the state of my brain) I was presented with a pair of boots and gloves....hows that for hospitality!
In short I had a fantastic time...I just wish more of you had been there to share it (especially missed was Jimmy Two Pints who also forgot to send our boat)!
johnonkeowee: Hi, I am purchasing a 1967 Tempest this Saturday. Am looking forward to learning how to race it. Own a Catalina 22 now for 6 years. Know very little about it except that there will be 5 in our club including mine. John
Aug 4, 2016 1:38:08 GMT
grahamt: anyone out there?
Jul 1, 2018 20:34:59 GMT