Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Get ready for April 1st

Publishing the Scuttlebutt newsletter requires contributions from all corners, with the April Fools edition providing the opportunity for the ‘buttheads to really flex their literary muscles. The best stories are the ones that could be true…but aren’t, with the biggest laughs coming from the readers who open up Scuttlebutt for their daily news fix and forget that it is April 1st.

So yes, Scuttlebutt is seeking your stories. Here are some suggestions:

* Volvo Ocean Race: With the event’s desire to gradually reveal information, this event looks to be a prime candidate for tomfoolery.

* America’s Cup: The BMW Oracle Racing team said they would reveal their plan on how to determine the venue and boat for the next event by the end of March. Our advice for the defender is to delay the announcement and let us have some fun.

* ISAF is reminding everyone that the ISAF Sailor Classification Code is changing on April 1st. Don’t they observe April Fools in England?

* The deadline for submitting an Application for Entry for the 2010 Newport Bermuda Race is April 1st. How about an extended entry deadline, a greatly reduced entry fee, and the requirement for only “single-hulled sailing vessels” be banished?

These are but a handful of suggestions. Game on!

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At 11:56 PM, Blogger Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

Is there any small boat PHRF beer can racing in Marina Del Rey on Friday nights?


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