ORCV Melbourne to Vanuatu (M2V on 06/07/14)
Right OH. We have heard a little about Robert 'Vladimir' Bradley and his Escapde in recent times and some of the crew have got up to more than their own escapdes, as well.
This is not about going back and dredging through all that, but suffice to say we now can not only explain how 'Vladimir' came into being, but also, show you.
"Since Vladmir seems to be achieving a certain degree of fame/notoriety/infamy, I thought you might like the story of his (albeit short) life. During the 2010 M2V race I was downstairs aboard Slinky Malinky, cooking in Bass Strait, around July 7th'ish and despite the outside temperature being <10oC, it was so hot downstairs, that I was topless in my overalls, preparing the main meal. It reminded Rowan 'Pole Axed' Pollard of pictures of Vladimir Putin doing a BBQ, topless in Siberia. Mind you, I was pumping for Shamiana (Ed. You can Google that yourself, if you dare, then again, he was on a boat with slinky in its name...), but 'Pole Axed' was adamant. You have mentioned previously that Señor Pole Axed had a swim in Vanuatu after rolling off the boat and thankfully being rescued by more aware members of the gang in the cockpit (Ed. I think it was Chrissy Freeman), but you may have missed the stories from Vanuatu of those sleeping on park benches and needing to be pulled from the sea by their hair after falling into the tide." Ed. Not any more......
Good thing the wet weather does it's job in the elements.
Will the real Putin, please stand up.
Now there have been two Melbourne to Vanuatu races already and the third is set for July six, 2014 and Escapade is our second EOI for that race.
What we really wanted to get to is that on Saturday, October 23, at 1930hrs, Hobbos are holding a celebration night with a band even (look out for Pole Axed would be my thoughts on the matter!!!!!!!!!!) about all the laughs, trials and frivolity that was the 2010 M2V, so if you wanted to ask someone about it, well David Judge and the gang from HBYC would be happy to see you there...
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