Jeez, the one day that your's truly gets down to the quayside in time to see the races, what did you know but there's no sailing!
There was just the one thing for it - to head to the bar, and that's where it came to me: Buff's America's Cup drinking game. It goes like this:
Drink a shot when you hear one of the following phrases:
- foil to foil gybe
- time on distance
- upwind foiling
- world's oldest sporting trophy
- natural amphitheatre
Down your pint when:
- someone falls overboard
- a boat hits a mark
- a boat loses a sail
- a boat takes a penalty
Have a pitcher of that classic cocktail the "Buff Wallbanger" (*) when:
- a boat does a nose dive
- the series is won - and lost
- Buff Staysail gets a ride on one of these rocket ships
Classic or what - but open to suggestions so what would you add to this?
This is Buff Staysail, AC game champion, over and - hic - out!
(*) recipe available when we remember what the heck was in it. The alternative, "a quick Buff beneath the sheets", got the thumbs down from my new mates at the bar