The HISC merlin fleet had their inaugural Christmas Dinner on Saturday, and Merlinopoly was a key feature of the event. There were 12 boats competing; Jude was single handed as was GGGGGG, and were also only using a single die, where the two handed crews had two dice with which to play. Charlie Everard established an early lead by starting at the port decanter and rolling double six, only to fall foul of a penalty which required him to return to the starting area. Several crews found favourable shifts and extra pressure, and the last leg was very congested. In the final count it was Mike Partridge and Claire Davis who scored their first class racing bullet of the season, and also managed not to capsize during the race for the first time, although they did look a bit wobbly going home...
I assume that you were there with the tape measure to ensure that the whole thing was on a level playing field and not more than A4 in dimensions. The introduction of a double die is a development of the rules that was (as far as I am aware) not discussed at the AGM having been ousted by trivia such as winged rudders. Sounds like a good night.
And then there was the liberal interpretation of th rules as what compromised a missed turn! A fabulous evening!
Unfortunately my 2 double sixes resulted in being over the line early...no change there then.
And thanks for the condoms, drank far to much for them to be of any use!!! look forward to next years bash. Merlinopoly was a complete alcholic blur, can you protest for crews spiking the drinks? Great game well done to the originators.