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Friday 28 December 2007

Sydney to Hobart race

Line honours have been taken by Wild Oats in three consecutive years in the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race which traditionally takes place between Christmas and New Year. It is the second yacht to have pulled the hat trick in the whole 65-year history of the race.

This year, Pablo who lives in Hobart suggested I should ride on one of the boats to go and visit him. What better than the fastest and the best. So, see who that kitty skipper is on board of the maxi yacht!


PB 'n J said...

Oh Momo - you look great on that sailboat! Our Daddy loves to sail, he'd be jealous that he didn't get to join you (he sails in the Port Huron to Mackinaw race here on the Great Lakes).

Did your boat win?

Sassy Kat said...

Too bad Opus & Roscoe didn't have one of those boats to come visit us in. It would have been faster than the raft.

Asta said...

What a bootiful sight..with you helping they awe suwe to win!!
You lookgweat on the boat!
smoochie kisses

Just Ducky said...

You didn't get sea sick? Good for you.

Leslie said...

Well look at you!! Woo hoo! You go girl! Mom can't BELIEVE she missed the race for the first time EVER! Gran is here and Mom is cooking and taking her to places. And doing every single bit of housework for everyone cause they won't and don't.

Ok - this is Leslie now. My dad was IN two of the races on board Onya owned by Peter Rysdyck of Gosford, way, way back in time. My dad ROCKED!

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Woohoo, wif yoo as da skipper dey hasta win!

Leslie said...

Yep! He and the next door neighbour and the guy from over the back fence - all went down on the train, two years in a row, from Brisbane, to be in the race.

We had our own yacht after that - a 41 foot trimaran dad built in the backyard, and that came second in the Brisbane to Gladsotne race one year.

Oh, and Pye hasn't slept much since Chrismtas. She is STILL over excited and running around looking for elephants to chase.

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh! Look at your cool header!

Hope mom gets time tomorrow to do mine and Tiggers. They are looking a bit "pass-ay". Er, mom can't do an acute over the e or she would have spelled that the french way. Duh!

We're off to the HAIRPORT in five minutes. The HAIRPORT we tell you!

Why does gran have to go there? I like her hair the way it is?

Kate (Pablo's mum) said...

Yay! You made it! Congratulations for picking the fastest ship! Once you've finished celebrating at Constitution Dock, come up the hill to West Hobart and you can crash here with us.

Leslie said...

Yep, the gran is... GORN!

We are back home, with a glass of ice tea, and about to get a glass of Asti Riccadonna - mom only drinks it for the pale gold colour and the persistent bead.

Well, that's what she said in her blog.

MaoMao said...

Kool Beanies, that looks like so much funsies! I love watur -- I play with it efurry chance I get, and I'm sure I'd love love love sailin!

Kittyhugs and purrs from your furriend MaoMao!

Karen Jo said...

That's a great way to get to Hobart to visit Pablo. I hope you really enjoyed your trip.

Leslie said...

Mom says Asti Riccadonna is... Christmas in a glass.


If that is true, why did she spend hours putting up the tree?

Oh, and this year she lasted until today to take it down. Last year - get this! She took it down at 1pm on the 25th of December!

Christine and FAZ said...

My girl human gets really homesick when she reads your blog so she just went to ring her parents so see how they were (and they're good). FAZ

Sassy Kat said...

Come on over today and be at the pool with me. I am planning on staying for awhile there and all are invited. I will post about it when I am done being lazy at the pool, that might be a few days. It is really relaxing.

Jan Price said...

Momo, Love the new look of your blog. You're a great decorator.

We're on our way to join Sassy.

jan's funny farm

LZ said...

That is so amazing! My Gamma would really love that, she used to sail.


Jimmy Joe said...

Whoa, you are a real adventurer-cat, MoMo! I can't believe you actually got on a boat. Did you yak over the side? I bet I would.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Daisy said...

Momo, you are one brave cat. Do you think you should be wearing a life-vest, just in case? I want you to be safe.

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Hi Momo,

It's nice to meets you & I yam glad you stopped by my housee.
Pleaze come to da New Yearz Eve partee. It iz not rude at all. Da more da merrier!!!

-Dr Tweety

Juno said...

OMD, sissy!! Sorry for being a bit quiet lately in the cyber world.

What a bootiful day!! What a difference from here and there! I envy you.... you look great on the boat.

Momo & Pinot

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! These are beautiful photos... and the last one... oh my...Momo, you are so brave! I love water, but I don't think I would dare to join a yacht race. I would become seasick on such a fast boat.

shushu, momo & kero said...

hoho, you look great on that sailboat! They are sure to win with you cheering them on.

p/s: loves the "blogging momos" badge idea.

Sassy Kat said...

Isn't hangin at the beach fun! Just bein lazy that is what it is all about!

Anonymous said...

G'day! How's your Sunday morning going?

I am teaching myself some digital scrapbooking... NOT an easy task. I really like Photoshopping but this requires craft skills, which I don't have a lot of.

Mr. Hendrix said...

Hi! You are a great sailor. You chose a great boat. Just don't get wet! water + kitty furs = unhappy cat.

I'll see you in Florida! I'm going to telyport down for the sunbeams.

Asta said...

Thank you fow coming to my house fow boxing day..I hope the tweats and fun made up fow the discomfowt of being boxed...next time we'll think of some esiew way to get hewew
smoochie kisses

Juno said...

Hi Sissy, thanks for calling in our blog! :) We are really thinking to pack our turkey and stuffing leftover and book a ticket to Sydney!!

We saw you at Asta's boxing day pawty. Everyone looks so cute in each box.

Momo & Pinot