One thing I’ve learned doing Full time MBA is logistics and yield ratio.
So just because I’m sitting in Zagreb by myself drinking $5 Heineken I thought I would run some numbers .
Sailing – did the 9 race Masters regatta on the 2-4 March Auckland , did the South Islands in Chch 12/13 March for 6 races , Nationals 15-17 chch for 9 races , ( 5 days of training in Palma 26-30 March) , Troefeo Princess Sofia regatta 2-6 April for 10 races .
So let’s summarise
18 days of sailing
6 days of travelling
17980 km of travel
2 trips to the dentist
More $ than I care to admit to
Ahhh I love it
Spoken enough of the sailing on this trip … let’s finish with the Best of …
best days sailing- day 3 at Palma . Big wind and waves
Best hotel – hotel best price Diagonal – Barcelona. Bed was amazing , staff too
Friendliest hotel staff – as above
Best meal – last night in Tel Aviv – where the locals eat
Best flight – none they are all shithouse in some way .. can’t wait for air nz Singapore- Auckland with my sky couch
Hotest hotel receptionist ( female for clarity ) – Sheraton Zagreb
Restaurant for service – Q Lounge in Palma
Best beer – Panonska APA I. Zagreb
Best coffee – flat white at Ataturk airport
Now the fun part … the worst of
Hotel – Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv – looked like Beirut . Staff were shit and a million dollars for a beer ( even thou I wasn’t paying )
Attitude of a sailor – Jake Lilley Australia. Rafa was about to buy him some tampons he was acting like such a girl with PMS.. Heiner was a close 2nd
Country – Israel … it’s just shit and costs a fortune for anything it just needs to be nuked
Runner up – turkey
Worst airline – Ryan or Turkish .. take your pick
Beer – some crap I drank in Palma ( st Miguel I think )
Coffee – Arnel Yacht club
Restaurant service – as above
Sailing teams attitude – NZL ( as a whole ) / GBR ( just c&@ts ) but the Aussies except Jake were bloody good as were the locals .
Spanish service shops ( bike rentals etc ) there to rape you .
People – Israelites… sorry 😐 but they ain’t great for many reasons… mainly arrogance and self righteousness
Well that’s it – I’m 3 beers in now so will sign off before I really start winding up !
See you back in NZ