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Swiss win World Police Sailing Championships

by J/Boat News on 23 Nov 2012
Police World Sailing Champs 2012, Hong Kong Police World Sailing Champs 2012
Imagine working 'the beat' in your local city as a police officer on a daily basis wondering, hoping, wishing that nothing goes wrong so that as one of the chosen few in your police force you can travel half-way around the world to sail in J/80s off the magical island of Hong Kong! Wow, not only would it be a privilege to participate amongst the world's elite in law enforcement, but it would have to be one of the most thrilling experiences of a lifetime to earn your 'credits/ stars' (or whatever is required) to be part of the four person team winging across the world's continents and vast expanses of oceans to sail amongst fellow enthusiasts who also love wind and water.

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To be sure, target shooting skills were not on the agenda, just sailing, fun, beer, cultural activities and a few parties tossed in to keep everything in balance. Who wouldn't want to participate in this event if you're on any police force anywhere on Planet Earth!? I guess the Americans didn't heed the call, their loss, as much is to be learned from their contemporaries around the world. Looks like the Swiss, Austrians, Germans, Dutch, English, Aussies, Irish, and Hong Kongers had a ball! In fact, the Swiss had so much fun, they decided to win it all, with the Swiss teams from St Gallen and Lucerne taking first and second, respectively, on the podium!

Full story: http://jboatnews.blogspot.com/2012/11/swiss-win-world-police-sailing.html

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