River Championships / Bourne End Week
There are just four days left to take advantage of the early entry discount for BEW and save yourself £5. We have held last year's reduced fees and camping in Sin City is free. The Pimms is on order and sunshine guaranteed(!)
Doh - forgot the link! It's: http://www.utsc.org.uk/index.php?id=323
Hi everyone. Don't forget this great event starts on Saturday 29th May, which is also a De May series day. Why not get your 'pride and joy' to the club after the Inland's this weekend? QM is not that far away....
For a long time I have wondered...why is it called 'Sin City'? Is there a specific tale of embarrasment/filth, or has this name just been invented? Spill the beans!
That's a very good question. I don't know the answer, but will try to find out....
Trust me. The name Sin City is very apt and we are not talking about the excessive amount of alcohol consumed there either..........
So that just leaves lechery, sloth, avarice, anger, envy and pride. Faites vos jeux, svp.
I don't think there'll be much of the first three, but there'll be plenty of the last three during the racing, no doubt. If you're talking about Sin City though, that's anybodies guess.
I cannot of course comment on rumours but maybe Stew Gurney would like to do so.........!In the 1980s, Sin City was (let us say) a lively place after hours. Often very bad after the Cocktail Party
What about the nineties and noughties? Is it still a den of iniquity?
I cirtainly was party central in the Nineties, but one year we got a roasting from the club house for making too much noise at about midnight. It has never been the same since. I gave up camping there for about 5 years after and tried again a few years ago. It was fun but not what it used to be. Besides, I am a married man now so have to behave myself.
If you haven't already done so, you could make more time on the Saturday morning for pitching the tent (free camping) by entering online in advance - https://www.sailracer.co.uk/events/enter-v2.asp?eventid=51590
Right then, more on the Sin City story......