Jules & Clogs Hobart Bound
Ok this post is not about Laser sailing but about Laser sailors. Jules and Clogs are going to Hobart the hard way as the CYC Sydney Hobart site explains.
A Laser sailor these days, Jules Hall has been on and round boats his entire life, including doing some ocean racing through his twenties. All his boats have borne the name ‘Disko Trooper’, which comes from Rudyard Kipling’s Captains Courageous lead character, Disko Trooper. “We are proudly sponsored by Contender Sailcloth,” says Hall, whose side-kick is none other than Contender Sailcloth’s Jan ‘Clogs’ Scholten, a highly respected veteran sailor who Hall met racing his Laser.
“With twice the crew that we have on our Lasers, we’re both looking forward to having someone to cook our dinner,” Hall says, tongue in cheek. The pair has been training on Hall’s J/99, which was designed for double-handed racing, but is equally at home in fully crewed mode.
They have had great results in the two handed lead-up events and are leading the division with only 580nm to go. Follow the progress of Disko Trooper on the Sydney Hobart Tracker Here.
Photo above shows Clogs making afternoon tea on the leg out of the Harbour – Perhaps that is why these guys aren’t leaning out?