At last, someone has come up with an event that Tillerwoman and I can do together. (She doesn't like sailing but she enjoys cooking and is a superb cook.)
Trust the Italians to think of this. The San Pellegrino Cooking Cup is a "competition for experts in the arts of seamanship and fine cuisine". As far as I can gather this is a ten mile yacht race during which certain members of the crew are required to whip up a gourmet meal in the galley which is then judged by a panel of experts. To win the event you have to obtain the best combined score in yacht racing and cooking.
The website is a bit sketchy on the rules. Will excessive roll tacking ruin the souffle? Does use of the blender infringe rule 42? Is it possible to appeal against decisions of the Gastronomic Jury?
Anyway - seems like a neat idea. Might propose it to the commodore of our sailing club - he's looking for new ideas for our club.
I wonder if it's possible to cook Ossobuco in a Laser?