Onawind Blue becomes a Costa Brava celebrity

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I can’t resist showing readers these photos of Ben Crawshaw’s Onawind Blue at the centenary celebrations of the term Costa Brava.

They were taken by Spanish boating weblogger Amiga Atlántica, who I gather writes in a mixture of Castillian Spanish, with bits of of Galician. Certainly if you try to use the Babelfish translator on what she writes the results can be quite interesting. Ben, we learn, is some kind of horseradish – try it for yourself.

Spain’s sailing community seems to be taking Ben and his brave little boat to their hearts – though Ben is adamant that it’s OB they admire, not him!

I also rather liked his remark about the event too: ‘I’m knackered and happy and OB’s ego is pumped up like a balloon from all the compliments she’s received.’ Any sailor back from a trip would be delighted to be able to say as much.

As always, Ben’s weblog entries about the event are interesting and amusing. Read them here and here.

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3 thoughts on “Onawind Blue becomes a Costa Brava celebrity”

  1. Gavin, I couldn't agree with you more. Ben's writing always seems to have clear lucid humor, slightly self deprecating, that strikes just the right tone. Thanks for sharing him.


  2. Hi, Gavin,

    This is Mar (Amiga Atlántica) fron Galicia 😉

    Nice to meet you.

    "is some kind of horseradish" ¿¿¿???

    I'll sail to your blog sometimes.

    Best Regards fron Spain

    1. Many thanks Mar – Ben said you would be happy for me to use the photos!

      The translation machine usually makes me laugh, but it's much funnier if you add some special words…


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