During this absence, this blog was apparently dropped from the Top Ten list. I saw it coming (you don't need the SWX finger to read blogs) but am still somewhat disappointed as I thought I had some sort of lifetime exemption due to my mad blogging skillz. I was wrong. Tillerman pointed it out to me very succinctly:
And there are so many great sailing blogs out there, such as the one written by John Bertrand. Surely, Edward, you wouldn't want me to demote John Bertrand to make room for you?Well, hell yeah, I think he should demote John Bertrand to make room for the newly re-branded SuperbBlog. I have a new confusing blog name, last post I put a picture of a freakin' Ericsson 35 up, and I know the difference between "it's" and "its". What part of that last sentence doesn't scream, "this guy knows sailing and blogging and is a badass!"?
But, I guess after 5+ years of blogging about sailing, it's time to take it to the water. I hereby challenge John Bertrand to a race. Not just any race, but a very important race that is near and dear to my heart. You see, John Bertrand is possibly a better sailor than I am so I need extra motivation. I am willing to put my world record on the line.
I'm talking about the First Annual Slip J106 to the Berkeley Marina Breakwater Grudgematch Invitational. I'm willing to put up the Catalina 22 half-hull model that I never had made as the trophy (please note, it will live in the form of a sketch of the never to be made half-hull model). The owner of this perpetual "trophy" will only have to promise to periodically challenge someone else to a Grudgematch.
Since I expect to win, I might go after Cayard next to settle our outstanding dispute from last Pac Cup. Either way, are you in Bertand?