Friday, January 18, 2013

Rock Stars Behaving Nautically (Redux)

Reports have revealed that 2012's Nelson's Pursuit Race champion recently returned to the Caribbean to defend his title. A repeat for our Pete was not to be as this year's trophy went to Peter Harrison's 115-foot Farr-designed Sojana with captain Marc Fitzgerald and helmsman Poul Hoj-Jensen.

Unfazed by his unsuccessful defense of the NPR championship, our windmilling wayfarer took time out for some work in the good deeds department. He made a rather handsome donation of a half-dozen Lazer Picos to the National Sailing Academy. As our coworker--who happened to grow up on the island--said, donating these sailboats to the children of Antigua was a "pretty wonderful thing to do". Link to story: Picos donated to National Sailing Academy by Pete Townshend and The Who

Photos by Kevin Johnson


El Toro Parm said...

You watch. Those sails are gonna end up on eBay pronto, mon!

Heck, I want one!

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The Boss of this blog said...

Re: sail ebaying--They would likely fetch a pretty penny, but then you'd have to turn around and buy replacement sails. Who knows, maybe the Pico grant came with a backup set of "stock" sails with the idea that the Academy could sell off the Who-branded ones for a premium price.

Note to Anonymous: You're not Kevin Johnson are you? Frankly, if I discovered any of my content being used somewhere else on the 'net, I'd take it as a compliment.(oh, sorry about deleting your link...TSG's comment section doesn't allow that kind of crap)

Parm said...

"Who" knows . . . . Excellent Pun, TSG!