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Off the west coast of Sardinia, we got talking about the new pressie of the free world, and the Java King dubbed this new main man DJT, which reminded me of that great modern poet of the modern era, Hennery Gibson, oft seen in the 70s on TV's Rowan & Martin Laugh-In, and a short poem that Hennery penned called 'DDT'. So here, for posterity as always, is 'DJT'


Inside of me there's DDT
It’s been there ever since the Seventies
So, if you could see inside of me
Then you ’d see DDT
Still bothers me, that DDT
Is it perhaps like DJT?
Making a pesticide o’me?
A sexual one maybe?
(Which is all right, I guess,
if you don’t like humbugs...)
Clipping along
SRC and OPS and other SOL VIPs had a long thread recently about the use of NAM forecast in certain races. It generated a few moments of whimsy. Here goes...

use NAM whenever you can,
since if you do not,
you may help a bot.
moreover I feel,
we should keep it real,
as much as we can,
so hence make it NAM,
whenever you can...
refrain.
Dr Bonk n Suess

NAM wham thank you Jan
Res better reality
For in SOL we can
Haiku by Tyger San
Clipping along
still missing Mouthansar, these few lines reflect the frustration and ennui of SOTO sailing against Kes and Class 4os

Off away ‘s gone Dingo
Just abandoning his SOTO
Teasing psail and Bonko
To gear change out of GO SLOW
Eheheh and ho, ho, ho.
Clipping along
Thoughts somewhere New Zealand:

At the dawn's early break and first light
I am sliding my wind slider right
The wind's on the nose
On my compass rose
It'll be one more grueling night
Sprint race in chilly ... chili ... Chile:

We are chasing a rainbow you know
As we're racing here stern close to bow
The prize is for winners
No BBQ dinners
So, race Rainbow Chaser go go.
Another few odds and ends from the Ice Exclusion Zone on the way to Melbourne from Cape Town:

Hark Skippers, I'm climbing my lectern
If you're racing this race down to Melbourne
When you reach the approach
And you don't have a coach
Just Rip and remember the left turn


I once had a good friend, a surgeon
His incision was into a sturgeon
He found it bizarre
When he found caviar
Cuz' the fish was supposed to be virgin.

Actually, 'Melbourne' is not an easy rhyme.
I'm amazed :-)))
Another philosophical morning spent at winds between 0.5 and 1 knots somewhere in the Pacific on the way to Hong Kong.


It's to teach us a thing about pressure
That we're sailing low winds at our leasure
Be the winds strong or weak
A skipper must tweak
His sails to the best daily measure


--- Last Edited by Mouthansar at 2018-01-10 06:18:27 ---
On trying to circumnavigate Dai Island in 0.85 knots of breeze:

Someone - got the spelling all wrong
I realized, sailing along
Dai Island it's called
But that is a fault
It is 'Die!', in their local tongue
Dingo might take the Melbourne to Hong Kong race although it does not look much like it now:

When your Future Track looks like a bowsprit
And your wake looks much like an armpit
You know it'll be
Quite a while before we
Are racing again and top speed hit.

There once was a skipper named Dingo
Though not quite a drummer like Ringo
He sails his boat fast
And never comes last
But right now he is dreaming of 'Bingo'

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