First Race of 2006 Season
The fourth Sunday in Lent, Mothering Sunday, Start of British Summer
Time, clocks go forward … and the start of the Aquarius Sailing
Now that's a significant Sunday! Unfortunately it
could also be the reason that not many people turned up to get the club
sailing season off to a flying start.
Of course the regulars were there (i.e. Mike, Charles,
Pat, Bryan, Graham and Pete) presided over by Richard in the box, and
they just resumed the friendly rivalry, temporarily suspended over the
winter. The weather was blustery and cold but the river conditions were fair.
Charles distinguished himself by arriving late and then
complained that the race was starting early without him …
Richard took great delight in pointing out that there's
always one who forgets the start of BST! But he did delay the start so
that a red faced Charles could rig and get on the water. The results
are on the website.
The Baby Boomers Rock On
There have seemed to be a lot of 60th birthdays just
recently. I guess the Baby Boomer generation is coming of age.
With this age comes a time for reflection, not least of which is
that you're only as old as you feel! They say that youth is
wasted on the young but another view is that youth is a gift, but age
is a work of art!
Growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional! Age
also means that you probably remember the Dead Sea when it was just
The good news is that nobody tells you to slow down but
the bad news is that you and your teeth don't sleep together anymore!
Actually the secret of staying young is to live honest, arrange your
hair instead of combing it, eat slowly … and lie about your age!
An interesting aspect of age is to see your childhood in
a toy museum and, in the end, it's not the years in your life that
count it's the life in your years.
Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative
and besides, age is something that doesn't matter, unless you're wine
or cheese! You still have a full deck, you just shuffle slower and
recently you might have been amazed at how young your doctor seems.
Having read all the above, now try to find one that
doesn't apply to you! And a final thought … there's nothing left
to learn the hard way!