Q. What do you call a “heap” of Comets?

With 8 Comets seemingly all stuck at Island mark during the second race yesterday, DO Richard posed an interesting question: “What do you call a ‘heap’ of Comets?”

What do you call a ‘heap’ of Comets?

So, we thought we’d open it up to our members. Let us know your thoughts by replying to this post on Twitter or Facebook and we’ll publish the best answers here next week!

A rather more elegant formation during the first race

UPDATE: And the best suggestions were (in no particular order)…

  • A “shame” of Comets (as in “oh, what a shame, all the Comets are stuck at Island” … from one of our more sarcastic non-Comet sailors 😉 )
  • A “bang” of Comets (because other than the banging into each other, there’s not a lot going on)
  • A “planet” of Comets (going back to the big bang for all you science fans)
  • A “coggle” of Comets (in a nod to the “gaggle” of geese looking at them at the lake); and finally
  • A “constellation” of Comets (keeping nicely in context, while acknowledging the complete lack of movement)

We also had some more literal suggestion of a “shower”, “blast” or “collission” of Comets, but thought they implied that they’re actually moving!

If you want to check out any of the other suggestions, head on over to our Facebook page or Twitter feed using the icons at the top of the page.

Thanks to everyone who submitted a suggestion!

Christmas Caption Competition 2016 – and the winner is…

“Tis the season to find out which of my friends and family will come and rescue me!”
– Valeria & family (via Facebook)

A big thanks to everyone who took the time to enter. It was great to see so many brilliant entries, with other worthy mentions including:

  • “Are you sure we can catch fish like this?” – Paul (via Facebook)
  • “Ray, how come I’m doing the float test?” – Richard (via Facebook)
  • “Help! I can feel the piranhas nibbling at my toes!” – Valeria & family (via Facebook)

Christmas Caption Competition 2016

It’s a little late, but welcome to this year’s Christmas caption competition! Let us know what’s happening or being said in this picture by submitting your entry as a reply to this tweet on our Twitter feed or posting a comment under this message on our Facebook page.

The competition is open to all members. It’s just for fun, but you’ll be able to bask in the glory of seeing your caption published on the Croydon Sailing Club website… What more could you want? 😉

We’ll announce the winning entry in the new year.

Good luck!