Friday, September 13, 2013

New rules for weekend's AC races

G'day all! Buff Staysail here! Buff by name and Buff by nature!

Well I was getting a bit worried my punt down the bookies on Oracle was going to go down the pan (like so many) but then I heard there are plans ahead to shake things up.

Yup, there's going to be twists to the racing this weekend.

Taking its cue from some classics of our childhood, the next race is going to be hunt and seek. The committee boat will hide a couple of marks around the Bay and the boats have got to find where they are!

How cool will that be!

Then there's a round of blind helmsman bluff, in which Jimmy Spithill and Dean Barker will be blindfolded and have to navigate around the course just using touch and audio clues!

If that doesn't work we'll be playing musical markers, in which you can't go round the mark until the music stops. Larry has already volunteered to be the one with his finger on the stop button!

Finally we'll have a handicap system where the currently winning boat will have to sit on the naughty step heave to and give the other team a head start.

With these new rules surely my money will be safe!

This is Buff Staysail, pinning his hopes on the donkey, over and out!

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