Friday, June 29, 2012


Wednesday, July 11, 2012
6:00 PM
Putney School Administration Bldg., Room #2

Board meetings are open to all members who wish to attend. If you wish to add an item to the agenda please contact Oliver Brody by Tuesday, July 10. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

We are not the only ones with bad weather!

Japanese coast guard rescues Brit adventurer in Pacific

Sarah, Outen, London2London
Sarah Outen, 26, began her epic journey on April 1, 2011 and has already journeyed by bicycle from London, England, across Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia.
The Associated Press
Date: Friday Jun. 8, 2012 6:41 AM ET
TOKYO — The Japanese coast guard on Friday rescued a British adventurer who hit a storm while rowing solo across the Pacific. Another Briton on a similar trek was still awaiting rescue.
Sarah Outen's blog said she was hit by a storm during her attempted journey around the world, and that her boat rolled over and was damaged.
On Friday, she tweeted: "Hooray 4 Japanese always being early!" That was followed by an announcement that she was safe on the rescue ship. The coast guard confirmed her rescue late Friday afternoon, and said she was walking on her own and appeared relatively healthy.
She had signalled for help on Thursday morning 900 kilometres off Japan's northeastern coast, saying there was a hole in her boat and that water was seeping in, according to the coast guard.
Another coast guard vessel was headed to rescue Charlie Martell, who had been on a separate solo trek when he got caught up in the same storm. His boat, Blossom, was 1,100 kilometres off the northeastern coast of Japan, the coast guard said.
Outen embarked on her planned 2 1/2-year journey in April 2011. She is trying to circle the globe using only human power, cycling, rowing and kayaking more than 32,000 kilometres.
Martell said on his website that he planned to row "solo and unsupported" across the Pacific. The coast guard's ship was expected to reach Martell's boat Saturday.
Outen's boat was closer than Martell's, but she likely won't return to shore until Saturday, the coast guard said.

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Rowing boats begin to gather on the River Thames, London, during the Diamond Jubilee river pageant, Sunday, June 3, 2012

Rowing boats begin to gather on the River Thames, London, during the Diamond Jubilee river pageant, Sunday, June 3, 2012. (Anthony Devlin/Press Association via AP Images)
(CBS News) It's a historic sight that's fit for a queen. Some are calling it the biggest gathering along the banks of the River Thames in 350 years, as both royals and dignitaries prepare for this morning's Diamond Jubilee Pageant. Queen Elizabeth II is the the pageant's honoree . . . so from the great rivers and backwaters of the realm, boats are on the move to join The Queen in the Diamond Jubilee Royal River Pageant.

Canaletto's "The Thames on Lord Mayor's Day," dating from before 1752 - a grand tableau of a royal river pageant organized for the then-King George II. 
(Credit: CBS News)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Black Fly Regatta June 23, 2012

Hiya flies,

My interns  have quit.  My EB -5 visas have expired.  And the SEC told me my IPO was really an IPA.

Things are looking up.  Time to get on with Fly XI!

I have once again “tweaked” the online registration system in an unyielding effort to make life easy for you.  We’ve been testing.  I hope to have it operational tomorrow.  And I hope that this will be the last time I have to make nay changes to it. Even so,  as always I expect mass confusion.  So here’s a primer:

You will find you have the following choices:

If you are an adult over the age of 26 (chronologically, not emotionally) then you can register on-line as an adult or use one of the handy-dandy pdf forms;  pay $40 and an extra $20 for the Special Edition Versace Encore 2d Inaugural Black Fly Regatta T-shirt;

If you are a “Student/Athlete Pupae” (aka SAPS) – age 18-26 and actively enrolled in post secondary education, i.e.  college, graduate school (Work Release does not qualify),  or training for the National Team or U-23 – then you have a special on-line form and pdf form – you pay $20  -- which I can loan you at thrice the interest rate of your student loans

If you are age 18-26 and don’t qualify as a SAP, then you qualify as a slacker and pay the adult rates and use the adult on-line form or pdf;;  sorry you don’t have good enough credit for a loan

Larvae under 18 pay $10 but you can’t register online – I gotta have hard copy of your entry with your mom’s , dad’s, or legal guardian’s John Hancock on the waiver – get the $10 from your folks

If you’re sculling a double then make sure you got the right paperwork and waivers – way too many permutations.

Be sure to click all the buttons on the Paypal so I get your registration info, ok?  I’ve attached a picture for you  -- you will see it when you get on-line, okey dokey?

If you feel overwhelmed just mutter “Morde Me!”

None of this applies to Alan Inglis who sends me a check with his age on the memo line.  Hippocrates . . .

I’ve been stocking up on eggs and bacon for weeks … my car’s starting to smell funny . . . Oh, by the way, the river is freakin’ awesome right now!