Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spot the odd one out

Three pics of sailors and kayakers on the Thames this weekend. But which water sport fan is the odd one out?

Ok, there are several answers, but looking for one in particular so guess work or telepathy required.

And no prizes, just glory for having ESP, luck or intuition.


michael b said...

It's a trick question, isn't it? There are a few notable differences, but the guy in shorts and t-shirt must be a polar bear.

Tillerman said...

The polar bear is the odd one out, because he has frightened all the birds away.

Johnnie Sailor said...

I must be the Polar bear, correct. He is not doing it correct, using his Kayak as a SUP(Stand Upright Paddle) board.

O Docker said...

There seemed something odd to me about that Wayfarer. An asymmetrical spinny on such an old and established design? Then I found this:

The Wayfarer World was introduced in 1997 and was designed as a collaboration between Ian Proctor and his son Keith. .... This is the only version with an asymmetric spinnaker, although it can not be used in class races [except in the UK]. It has proved successful in both racing and cruising, including a North Sea crossing 1998.

Is that your odd man out, JP?

ChrisP said...

The oddball is the kayaker because he is the only one not wearing a PFD despite being the one most likely to end up in the water.
Looks like he is having a lot of fun though.

Buff Staysail said...

What a bunch of coots!

Surely it's another example of JP's sailing hat fixation. He still hasn't got over losing his at the start of the ARC with no chance of a replacement for 3,000 NM!

JP said...

Yup, alas Buff has hit the nail on the head.

I'd like to say it was one of your great suggestions - O'Docker certainly wins the Gold Googler award.

But what got me was that the Laser sailor had a nice woolly red hat, the Wayfarer gent a natty white number while Mr Polar Bear (great name) matched his shorts with no hat at all.

And it must be admitted that it was a rather chilly Sunday a strong wind blasting in from the East with a high wrap-up-warm factor.

Interesting how many things can be spot in three sailing / kayaking photos.

Tillerman said...

Manly Men don't wear hats.