We know that some of you will have spent your Sunday shivering in the
cold - and for that we are truly sorry. But given we can't do
anything about your misfortune (no, you can't all come out and bask on our
foredeck), we thought we'd show you how we spent yesterday. Some of
you might have thought that tom would want to try and find a bar with a Rugby match on - and it did cross his mind. Life
here however is more geared to sailing and we think in an effort to make
Carnival time for all, the supporters of the boats we saw racing yesterday
seemed to have their Carnival on the beach.
There was Corporate hospitality (but not as we know it) and big
trophies for the winners. There were corporate sponsors to be nursemaided
and lots of rum punches to be thrown. There was also a support boat
sporting a Breton flag! Almost an international event!
The sailing looked strenuous and well organised, the boats and
technical expertise of those sailors was - well a bit primitive. We don't
think the boys do it often! Anyway more pix of those intrepid men
and their craft. Yes, they do hand out through wooden slats and use
bailers to propel themselves along when the wind's in the wrong direction!