Musto posters

18 11 2008

Justin just got back from a weekend in Mallorca for his Birthday.  No, not Magaluf and partying, more mountains and cycling.  On a trip to the Musto shop in Palma, he saw the new line of Musto posters on the walls.  Have a look:

musto-poster

I’m not entirely sure if we deserve to be on the poster along with Ellen Macarthur, but we’ll take the extra publicity anyway..  The picture is of us sailing at the Princess Sophia regatta.

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49er result from the Court of Arbitration (Sport)

23 08 2008

So after the amazing 49er medal race, and 19 hours of protests lodged against the Danish from the Race Committee and the Spanish and Italian Olympic teams, the medals were finally agreed upon (once all of the protests were thrown out).  However, the Italian and Spanish Olympic Committees decided to try to drag it out even further (this 49er result has had more drag than a Dame Edna look-a-like contest) by taking the case to the Court of Arbitration for sport.  Now, I’m no Lawyer (nothing to do with a lack of intelligence, motivation, study skills, ability to communicate effectively or any knowledge of actual law, I just don’t look good in a wig..) so I can’t really comment on why this has gone further.  Surely after the protest committee threw out the cases filed by the countries and the RC, it couldn’t have been taken further?

Anyway, this episode has taken far too long (and has been about as enjoyable as french kissing a toaster), so I’m glad to say that all further protests have been dismissed and the Danish can finally take their well deserved Gold medals home.  They were the best boat throughout the regatta and are deserving victors.