But I digress.
On the water last Saturday you would have all noticed that after the previous week’s missive, the Axis of Evil crew were goaded into making a bit of an effort – with three matching shirts.
Unfortunately for the Axis of Evil they were not matching in the new black shirts, but matching in the old green ones (a.k.a. Lemon, Lime and Bitters). Nevertheless it was an improvement in ”standards” Alan…..
Anyway, the race started on the No. 1 course in a fresh-ish Nor-Nor-Easter. The Still Festering, admirably helmed by special guest skipper Helena leapt off the line to lead comfortably at the first mark and headed for the bottom mark – slowly and without a spinnaker to be seen. Not sure what Pat was doing, but he wasn’t steering the boat – and he wasn’t setting the spinnaker either. Mitch was obviously downstairs getting the scones out of the oven.
The plucky lads on League of Extraordinary Gentlemen grasped the opportunity with both hands hoisting the biggest kite they could find to grab a race winning lead down the long run.
Somewhere behind the Axis of Evil’s new found “standards” managed to stretch only to the small spinnaker, but the snow white of the new sailcloth complimented admirably the pastel green of their uniforms and red of their eyes (Gloria would have been so proud).
At the end of the day the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen took the handicap chocolates as well, to grab a one point lead in the spring series – with one race to run.