I went to a presentation by Sam Llewellyn the other night and he reminded me that Blondie is said to have done the whole 1960 OSTAR in carpet slippers. I remember something about this from Ewen Southby-Tailyour's book on Blondie and thought there may have been some discussion prior to the 1960 race of doing the whole thing in carpet slippers. Unfortunately I've lent my copy to someone I am trying to convince to do the 2010 race.
As 2010 is the 50th anniversary of the first OSTAR, I was wondering if we shouldn't have an award for the last person to arrive at Newport wearing carpet slippers? I would be prepared to make a small contribution for something that was slightly silly.
I would even attempt to wear carpet slippers all the way although they may not be the most appropriate footwear when attempting to reef with waves washing over the deck or when I have 2 feet of water sloshing around the cabin.