racing in the Newport – Bermuda Sailing Race. This brings to mind the words of the old grey poet of Norfolk, who wrote:
“Fannies wet all day and night,
Brilliant sailing like a kite.
Get that dammed club topsail set,
Just to make us curse and sweat.
Set the guinny on the sprit,
Sheet her down and watch her split.
Gulf Stream squalls we drive on through.
Brilliant, here’s to you.”