The act of taking the gamble and getting shitfaced drunk the night before the Royal St. John's Regatta in St. John's, Newfoundland. Due to the precarious status of the holiday*, this is a risky venture. People may have to go to work with a hangover, or worse: still drunk.
*The Regatta is one of very few weather dependent holidays. If the winds are too high, the boat races are cancelled and there is no holiday. (it will be moved to the following day, weather permitting).
Why is Jane covered in excrement and wearing sunglasses at her desk?
She lost bad at Regatta Roulette.
The first province to respond to the Titanic distress signal, The first to vaccinate for smallpox, The first to host a transatlantic flight, The first to have wireless communication in the world, The first place to discover proof of the theory of continental drift.
The oldest street in North America and the oldest city in North America. The oldest rock in the world
The oldest.................. continuous sporting event (Regatta Day rules! ) The largest university in Atlantic Canada, the most pubs per square foot in Canada (George Street) The longest running radio program in North America, caught the world's largest invertebrate (giant squid)
Newfoundlanders are...the funniest people in Canada (ask anybody)
The sexiest people in Canada (MacLean's magazine survey)
The only Province that has four identifiable flags, the only Province able to land the space shuttle (Stephenville) The most giving people in Canada (Stats Canada) The most sexually active people in all of Canada (what else are we gonna do!!) A NEWFOUNDLANDER. . . . . built the world's first artificial ice arena, invented the gas mask, was once governor of northern Rhodesia, was with Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg
THE ONLY PROVINCE TO HAVE IT'S OWN. . . . . . . . encyclopedia, dictionary pony, dogs, cultural publication
Newfoundland has the most easterly point in canada
Regatta (ri-ga't-ta) n: A time when the different chapters of the Cult of Crew meet around the world to test each other and themselves in some of the worst conditions known to man. These strange creatures attend these events, which can last up to several days, from mid March to early November. They will come, and they will fight no matter weather. Only two things have the power to stop the cult members (commonly known as "rowers") from participating in these time-honored rituals: The Gods of Wind and Lightning. And even the God of Lightning is only powerful enough to pause the proceedings; without the help of Wind, Lightning will only delay the event for a mere half hour. On occasion, Wind will ask his fellow gods, Rain, Cloud, Hail, Mud, Cold, and Snow to help him in his quest to make the Rowers as miserable as possible. However, when Wind isn't looking, Sun will often take pity on the Rowers and will make himself known, brining hope and renewed spirit to the wretched souls. At the end of the event, the different chapters pack up their equipment and head home, only to begin preparing to attend another regatta the following weekend.
Spring Regatta Schedule:
3/25 Green Lake Spring Regatta
4/1 Husky Invitational
4/8-9 Covered Bridge
4/15 Seattle Sprints
5/6 Opening Day/Windermere Cup
5/13 Commencement Bay
5/19-21 Northwest Regional Championships
Considered the top most difficult sport in existence. The crew , or rowers, commit themselves day after day (sometimes before school in the morning or during school vacations twice a day)in order to achieve top physical condition. Pre-season training consists of resistance training, running, and the oh so beloved erg. An erg is a device that is synonomous with torture and causes immense pain due to the lactic acid build up in the muscles. Some say, "You havn't experienced pain until you've sprinted the last 500 meters." On this machine, some pull so hard as to vomit, pass out, or find themselves unable to walk afterwards. Once race season begins, the crews race in elongated boats consisting of 1, 2, 4, or 8 person boats. Races are generally 1500-6000 meters long, yet only last a matter of minutes. The tremendous exertion of energy from the crew leaves them completely exausted at the end of the race. CREW IS FOR REAL ATHLETES, nuff said.
"I can't drink tonight, i have a regatta in the morning"
"Fuck, we have 2k's today"
"Real athletes row. Others just play games."
"Haha, you play soccer and baseball? Pussy, I do Crew"
The twice removed practice day prior to the practice event prior to a major regatta. Grumpfl was initiated by the little known Haitan America's Cup syndicate in their epic 1988 challangers bid for the cup which they lost in dramatic fashion when their composite yacht aptly named "Lashed Tires" was disqualified for not measuring in after a Goodyear Road Master tread failed.
Skeeter missed grumpfl and is on super restricted curfew for the Farr 40 pre worlds.
In the sport of rowing (crew) during a race the coxswain will call 10 strokes at 150% pressure, variations of it are common like power 5, 15's or 20's. They generally acure right when your thinking about how much you hate crew dead center in the race when you legs and arms feel like someone is literally ripping your muscles and tendons out but you would apply no less than 150% percent pressure as power 10's close gaps and walk boats like nitrous express in street racing. Power 10's basically suck massively but they can mean the difference between winning and loosing which in rowing is like life and death (the infamous jumpy is often used as "motivation" after a bad race by some of the tougher coaches). This is one of the many key strategic tools used in gaining water and generally sits high on the tactics used to do well, theres always a few power 10's thrown into a race no matter how far, how hard, or how well a crew is doing.
power 10 example:
Rower dead center in the middle of a 2000 meter race: wtf why did I become a rower? why couldnt I just cox or better yet be a fat ass and play xbox all day?
Coxswain: POWER 10 IN TWO, THATS ONE AND TWO, 1 SEND, 2, SEND, 3, SEND, 4, SEND, 5, SEND, 6, SEND, 7 SEND, 8, SEND 9, SEND 10.
Rower: I fucking hate this shit so much
A person who is quite appaling, see also twunt.
Did you see Arsene Wenger on Match of the Day, what a cockfarmer?