Thursday, December 18, 2008

Another trip around the sun

So today I updated my profile on the Yahoo! Groups site by racheting the age up one notch. I wonder how many "older" mothies are out there. Colin is obviously the old man of the class until he bails out for the security of his canoe. I know Amac is a few months behind me in age (but would be way, way ahead of me on a course.) Naomi Tachibana is up there (does anyone know his age?) I would suspect if all the active mothies that have made the leap to foilers were ranked by age I would make the top five. I'm pretty sure I own the longest span between world championships - 32 years (1976-2008.)

So to celebrate my 70th post and my 54th year I'll crank up Jimmy B. and have a cold one.

Enjoy another visit with Buffett's Album License to Chill (2004).

Trip around the Sun, lyrics by Sharon Vaughn, Al Anderson, and Stephen Bruton
Sung by Jimmy Buffett (with Martina McBride)

Hear 'em singing Happy Birthday
Better think about the wish I made
This year gone by ain't been a piece of cake
Every day's a revolution
Pull it together and it comes undone
Just one more candle and a trip around the sun

I'm just hanging on while this old world keeps spinning
And it's good to know it's out of my control
If there's one thing that I've learned from all this living
Is that it wouldn't change a thing if I let go

No, you never see it coming
Always wind up wondering where it went
Only time will tell if it was time well spent
It's another revelation
Celebrating what I should have done
With these souvenirs of my trip around the sun


Yes, I'll make a resolution
That I'll never make another one
Just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun
Just enjoy this ride ...
Until it's done


Phil Stevenson said...

I think you might be rivaled for longevity by Ian Sim, he will not admit his age when I ask by how much he is older than my 58, but he has been sailing scows continuously for many, many years, sometimes at two different clubs in two different boats each weekend. I will try to get a date from him at the Nationals.

Another near Colin's age is Hirora Furuya in Japan who is I think
still sailing, designing and building.

AMAC is obviouslythe quickest (and fittest?) of us over 50s, but even Simon Payne is approaching our category.

Les Thorpe is only a youngun but he has been at it since 1980.

My first few moth races were in 1963 but then I went off and sailed a whole lot of other boats before really getting serious about moths in 1998, and have been at it ever since.
Phil S

Joe Bousquet said...

I purposely left out the low-rider category because every year I sail at the "Classic" moth nationals where there are guys that have been knocking around in Moth Boats since the 1950s.

Simon Payne said...

What? Approaching your category?? I'm a million miles away. i just have a "lived in" face...