Sunday, August 11, 2013

'The Townies forgot to untie their boat from the wharf'

More quotes from the Grand Punt Race, Townies vs. Baymen, held in St. John's harbour on Saturday, Aug. 10th. The Baymen wiped up the harbour with the Townie crews (see race times and more quotes here).

Best quote from the after-race get-together at the Duke of Duckworth:

Asked to explain how the Baymen team managed to CRUSH the Townie men's crew, Bayman champion Kevin Purchase had this to say: "The Townies forgot to untie their boat from the wharf."

"Next year I'll waterski behind the baymen punt."
— Mark Wilson, an organizer, on how the Townie men's team might stand a chance of winning next year.

"Instead of Screeching you in, we'd Townie you in with half a spoonful of water from the harbour," said Cyril Greeley, a Townie rower, to one of the Baymen champions on next year's pre-punt race ceremony.

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