Thursday, March 8, 2018

___________________ SARTORIAL CONSIDERATIONS ___________________

"Been there, done that, got the T shirt", is how the saying goes. I didn't ever think I would find myself getting caught up in that kind of 'hoop - la', but I am glad I did. It's a very nice (and useful) 'keep sake'. A 'keep sake' shot through with the wind blown memories of a hard contest in tough conditions on Worser Bay Wellington in 2018.

 Nice Zephyr graphic on the back of the shirt.

Courageously I ordered an 'L' rather than an 'XL' size. This has meant that when engaging in conversation whilst wearing my commemorative shirt I prefer to display a frontal rather than a side  profile (The side profile is somewhat reminiscent of a Blue Whale). But shipmates you know that hope springs eternal within the bosom of this overweight dinghy sailor. By the time I am race fit and down to weight for the Zephyr Nationals in Tauranga in 2019, this shirt will fit me like a glove. I will be as sleek, lithe and wily as a Whangarei racing sardine and this shirt full of memories will ripple on my six pack with the subtly of a slow gybing spinnaker. LOL!


Barubi said...

Was there a “I survived Zephyr 2018 Nationals” version?

Alden Smith said...

No there wasn't, but I wish there had been a 'Survivors' shirt - I would have purchased several!!

Kate said...

Well done! I look forward to watching you, sardine-like, next year here in Tauranga Alden. (Do sardines sail boats? Oh well, no metaphor is perfect)

Alden Smith said...

Yes, the key to metaphors is not to push them too far - my fishy explanation is that one pays attention to the central theme and ignores the lack of similitude on the boundaries. And yes this prospective sardine Does sail boats, hopefully soon sailing with a commemorative T - Shirt that fits snugly!