Monday, April 21, 2008


In a tradition that dates back to 1899, depending on what source you're reading, the annual Sir Thomas Lipton Cup got underway just off Dallas Road yesterday morning, just as I arrived. It looked like about 20-odd boats milling about the start line ...

And then the start gun sounded, and the spinnakers were raised as the boats scuttled for position across the start line ...

And they were off, on a course from Ross Bay (the start) out around the Constance Bank marker, back to Ross Bay, across the waterfront to Brotchie Ledge, and back to the finish at Ross Bay -- a 12 mile course that would take up to 5 hours.

There was a sweet little red boat well in the lead when I left at about the 1.5 hour mark. It was a perfect sailing (and knitting!) day on the water!

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