Congratulations to the gold medal winners from New Zealand at the recent Sailing World Cup event, the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma. Jo Aleh and Bianca Barbarich-Bacher won the Women's 470 event and Sara Winther won the Laser Radial gold. This is a very good set of results and bodes well for a strong showing by the Kiwi ladies at the Olympics next year.
The video above is not of Kiwi sailors. It actually shows one of the Spanish sailors, Lucía Pres Yllera, sailing her Radial at Palma. Woo hoo!
The photo at the top of the post is not of Kiwi sailors either. It is actually of sheep in New Zealand. Apparently a lot of New Zealand jokes are about sheep. I found some of these jokes on the Interwebs and I didn't think they were at all suitable for a family-oriented blog like this one. So have a good laugh at the photo instead. Or not.
People from New Zealand are, of course, extremely popular in the USA and many people here are rooting for them to do well in the Olympics. Americans feel a certain bond with other countries who escaped from the rule of the dastardly British and who, like them, speak a dialect of English with a strange accent. It's so much easier than trying to understand the French.
This post was sponsored by the New Zealand Lamb Marketing Board who would have made a generous contribution to the Tillerman Laser Sailing 2011 Campaign and Tuesday Night Beer Fund if only I had found a family-friendly joke about sheep that was actually funny.