"The Black Hole of Point Sturt" is the tale of the most infamous sailing race victory of the miniature schooner Flying Tadpole II 25 years ago, forever earning her the enmity of the fibreglass sailboat owners of the Murray Lakes. You can find the full story (illustrated) at http://www.ace.net.au/schooner/blakhole.htm It's true, all of it. Other than I can't vouch for the virgins, they weren't on my boat.
This short segment is the low point of the voyage (did I mention it was 25 nautical miles?)
THE BLACK HOLE OF POINT STURT (Part 2)
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In which Flying Tadpole II trapped in foul winds (hiss, boo!)
'Twas true indeed, the northeast wind
No willingness to brook
Nor sympathy to Tadpole showed
(The sea-breeze read a book).
Poor Tadpole bravely struggled,
And tacked and tacked and tacked.
But all the time, the fleet forged on
And Tad fell further back.
Until at last the moment came
That one prays ne'er to meet:
Over the horizon went,
(Save only three), the fleet...
Far over the horizon too,
The northeaster did flee.
"Gone with the wind", indeed, to add
Insult to injury.