The Knitting Sailor

April 24, 2014, 5:49 pm
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Everyone likes winning.

I frequently deny that it’s all about the winning, purely because I spend a lot of time not winning.

Because in any competition there can only be one winner – so that means for every one winner there are many non-winners. I have been very good being a non winner. I have tried not to be grumpy about being a non-winner.  Despite the fact I am indeed very grumpy.

Since the beginning of last September I have not won the Great North Bike ride.

I have no idea why I am wearing yellow glasses.

I have no idea why I am wearing yellow glasses.


Not won the Great North run (although I knocked 10 mins off my time – and yes – there was still a queue for the toilet).

Really, never again....

Really, never again….


Not won the Kielder Run, Bike, Run (I did the first running bit!).

Yes we did arrive by boat again - epic.

Yes we did arrive by boat again – epic.

So I was thrilled when this arrived.

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Because I had won something! A ‘name that bay’ competition by Menorca Cruising and I got a hat.  To be fair I had REALLY tried to win – going to Menorca about 47 times has finally paid off.  And it has proved to be a lucky hat… When I went sailing the Sunday after, I finished two races – coming third and second (and yes there were more than three boats on the water!). It was the influence of the hat.

In fact it is now feeling so lucky I may have to wear all of the time.  It’s even making me want to do big boat sailing in Menorca – when what we usually do is this.

Yes, you do sail faster if you wear funky shorts

Yes, you do sail faster if you wear funky shorts

Making me win is a genius marketing ploy.  I think now I might want a go in this.

I think it might have a kettle – click on it to have a look at what Menorca Cruising are all about!

As everyone likes to win, in my next post I will also be sharing who the winners of the boat naming competition are – and an update on the knitting prizes!

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Many of us are good at not winning! I still enjoy participating (for the most part!).

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Enjoy the competition, whether not it’s scored, posted or ranked. And the beer! Last but not least!

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