So although the rain was coming down heavy in Sydney last Saturday morning I was out with the missus looking in hardware stores checking on the details of a potential Kitchen renovation – and at one of the hardware stores I spied one of the regular “Tradies” Calendars being given away by the hardware store.
Now it wasn’t anything risqué it was actually a shot of some Yachts racing under spinnaker offshore – but I recognised the shot instantly because I was actually there at the time – it was at the Kenwood Cup in Hawaii in 1988 where the Maxi World Championships were also being held.
I was racing on Ondine VII which in this photo is third in line with the blue/red/white spinnaker right behind Sorcery and Il Morro de Venzia and just ahead of Matador on one of the downwind legs.
So I mentioned this to the missus – and all I got was “Hah – go and prove it!”
So some digging later that afternoon turned up the original VHS tape that I still had from this event – so that’s now in the process of getting converted to DVD because we haven’t owned a VHS video unit for the best part of a decade by now
Still – here’s the original VHS cover – and you can just make out it’s from the same time and place (Yachts still in the same order) but just from a different angle.
And some further research turned up the photo at right from Kos Picture Source so now I’m just waiting to hear back from them about getting a quality shot.
It definitely won’t make the Kitchen – but it’s odds on favourite to make it to the Study.