GENTLEMEN  OF THE POND  TODAY was a day of infamy because on this day I removed a brilliant sailor from a sure win not by design oh no  this was the result of 40 wild ducks in flight  obscuring my vision. As Phil an I were rounding the last buoy all set to pass the dreaded admiral the last duck in flight landed smack bang in front of me  now me being a devout duck lover I had no choice but to steer away from the duck which resulted in a bump and hook up with 32 leading to a grounding and a tinnie extraction of both boats thus giving the admiral his last win  that’s how it went today sorry Phil       SPECIAL THANK YOU MUST GO TO OUR GIRLS AT THE PUDDLE DUCK  SHOP GREAT TO SEE THEM AGAIN