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Welcome to September’s Caption Contest(!)

What a great shot! We’re told the invisible sailor is Ethan Sargent, racing a Laser Radial in the Area G Smythe Cup qualifiers on the Berkeley Circle.

Thanks to Jack Barton for taking the photo, and to Chris Boome for sending it our way.

Caption Contest(!) Sept. 2022
Your caption here.
© 2022 Jack Barton

Last month’s winner and top ten captions can be found in the September issue’s Loose Lips.


  1. Tim Stapleton 2 years ago

    Dive! Dive! Dive!

  2. Steve Allen 2 years ago

    I usually wash the foredeck after the race!

  3. Bill Huber 2 years ago

    Please insert one quarter for the next three minutes of videoooo no!!!

  4. John Callahan 2 years ago

    Ethan wisely avoided the crowd at the leeward mark by going under it.

  5. chuck cunningham 2 years ago

    Circle Star Theater

  6. Scott Henry 2 years ago

    See, I told you I could make a sailing submarine!

  7. Mark L 2 years ago

    Green energy submarine

  8. Jim Govert 2 years ago

    Low and slow meets lower and slower

  9. Ron Harben 2 years ago

    Hey! Wait a minute! Didn’t we have someone on foredeck?

  10. Stefan Schmidt 2 years ago

    Down periscope

  11. David N Henry 2 years ago

    Captain, I told you we could sneak into the Bay disguised as a laser racer!

  12. JOE MOORE 2 years ago


  13. Jennifer 2 years ago

    A mystery man was at the helm, I swear! I Lost him and I’m a goner too!

  14. Kit Stycket-Canright 2 years ago

    Dad said this was fast

    • Al Sargent 1 year ago

      Haha… well played Kit. Great to see you here, and would love to bump into you in person. Been too many decades!

  15. Michael Grant 2 years ago

    Pearl Jam

  16. William Willcox 2 years ago

    Boy, the front brakes on this thing are really grabby.

  17. Rob Falconer 2 years ago

    So that’s what happened to the Marie Celeste …

  18. Jim Gossman 2 years ago

    I don’t need no stinkin’ wave piercing bow

  19. Pete 2 years ago

    I’ve had enough fun for today — I think I’ll head in!

  20. Eben Kermit 2 years ago

    Vang ON! Nope. Vang OFF! Dang something’s gone amiss…

  21. Mark Erdrich 2 years ago

    Work continues on the development of the revolutionary Anti-Foiling mechanism .

  22. Chris Lippi 2 years ago

    Who put that class 1 rapid here?

  23. Dave Peterson 2 years ago

    Preparing to either round the mark or go under it.

  24. Al Sargent (his dad) 1 year ago

    One ping only!

  25. Al Sargent 1 year ago

    Also… who thinks this would make an awesome Latitude cover?

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