Wednesday, August 17, 2011

JP spotted sailing claims challenged

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

Ol' JP pointed me towards the above video, claiming it shows him sailing in the Square Metre Rule Centenary Jubilee Regatta in Saltsjobaden, Sweden back in 2008.

Says him! I mean, seriously, do you believe it? I have searched the video carefully and ok there is one shot where there is someone a bit like JP but is he actually sailing? More like standing in the foredeck hatch doing nothing if you ask me.

Not convinced JP, not convinced!

This is Buff Staysail, sceptic, over and out!


tillerman said...

Come on give us a clue. What time in the video to you make you appearance?

Buff Staysail said...

JP claims it's around the 4 minute mark but coincidental likeness if you ask me

Tillerman said...

Hmmm. Still a bit mysterious. Are these boats crossing the finish line?

Around 4:00 there's a boat with a dark hull with a guy standing in the foredeck hatch dressed in black, pointing at something. But he is actually doing something so it can't be JP.

Then there is a boat where the guy in front seems to be sitting down so that can't be JP.

Then there is a boat where the guy standing in the hatch is wearing some fancy red foul weather gear with a yellow fluorescent hood. Can that be JP?

JP said...

I do own a set of Gill red foul weather gear.... curses, have I been spotted?

O Docker said...

Clean, shiny bottom, JP.

The boat, that is.

JP said...

Yup, it was looking good in Sweden.

Bit green below the waterline in Fowey to be honest :(