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Post Options Post Options   Quote iiiiitick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jul 15 at 10:38pm
I would not use 'Champagne sailing' because it is over used but what an evocative phrase it is? Bubbles, spray and sunshine. It's like 'leaden skies', we all know what that means or 'crashing waves'. I think I may try, 'the sails crackled like cooking bacon' or 'the spinnaker billowed like the breasts  of a beautiful woman'.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kneewrecker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Aug 15 at 7:55am
It's never 'Stella Artois' sailing is it.... But that would be more appropriate :

Verbal, emotional and sometimes physical abuse of the 'sailing spouse'

Feels good at the time, but hurts in the morning

In those susceptible, it can result in out of character acts of minor cheating and rule infrigement.

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I see one of my colleagues has managed to get both the snakes and the champagne past TPTB...

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/184683/International-Canoe-Europeans-at-Travem%C3%BCnd

I thought this was a pretty damn good report though...

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Reports from the Windward Mark are back, this one is good!

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/184772/Volvo-Noble-Marine-RS200-Nationals-day-3

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Post Options Post Options   Quote kneewrecker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Oct 15 at 12:19pm
Originally posted by JimC

Mmm, but cliches become cliches because they communicate well with people.

OK- got a new one for you.... 'inaugural'... I'm sick of that word in article titles and event descriptions.

I fear the only solution is to stop reading reports about new classes that may or may not make it past 3 or 4 of these blessed events.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iiiiitick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Oct 15 at 3:18pm
I think that those of us who write reports should give each other tasks, to insert strange words. I have voluntarily managed to use 'flatulence' and 'trombone' recently.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iiiiitick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Oct 15 at 7:33pm
My word Mr. Bolland........stereotyping, biting!!!!
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http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/186263  Clap Excellent as usual from Steve, possibly funnier still from the back of the fleet http://myrs300.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/not-event-report-rs300-inlands.html (I can relate to this one more than the front of fleet reports)...
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