Friday, October 23, 2015

Sperry Odysseys Await launch @ Regatta with Swimming Australia..

I remember the day Australia won the America's Cup, I cycled my classy road bike past the Regatta Hotel beside the Brisbane River, and caught a flat tyre from the broken glass the celebrating and endlessly jubilant pub crowd had strewn across the road! What the hell; we had won the cup! "Any boss who sacks a worker for not turning up today is a bum." it had never Never been done before!
This time the Regatta was in Rose Bay Sydney, I took a taxi, yachting shoes the order of the day, lots of lovely people, Olympians Ellie Cole & Mitch Larkin, great food and drinks and a Sydney Harbour view. But down to business; Sperry shoes don't slip. This is very important. On the deck of a yacht or walking beside a pool, you slip, you lose. Loss of grip in sport, like a flat tyre cycling, it's bad news. You want the good not the bad. Sperry are now sponsoring Swimming Australia to help keep performance out of the pool as good as it is in the pool. And it was very interesting to see local Bondi Ink tattooists embellishing these classic boat shoes with equally classic sea faring motifs, something a bit new and fashionable to go with that great sports credibility.
Tattooed Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes. Sperry Odyssey Australia launch @ Regatta with Swimming Australia.
 Ted Baldock of RCG & Sperry Australia The Australian Swim team athletes Ellie Cole & Mitch Larkin. Photo by Kent Johnson.
Indul-Gent Jeff Lack and friends on the deck at the Sperry Odyssey Australia launch @ Regatta Rose Bay.
Mitch Larkin and crowd during speeches, Sperry Odyssey Australia launch @ Regatta with Swimming Australia.
Steve  & Will 'The Gourmet Pommies with vivalaViv blogger  Vivienne Shui at the Sperry Odyssey Australia launch Regatta Rose Bay.
DJ on deck at Sperry Odyssey Australia launch @ Regatta Rose Bay.
Selfie time - 'The Gourmet Pommies' Will wears Ellie Cole's 2012 Olympic Gold Medal as Steve tries to get in on the act. Sperry Odyssey Australia launch @ Regatta with Swimming Australia.
Fashion photographer and writer/blogger Kent Johnson at the Sperry Odyssey Australia launch @ Regatta Rose bay.
View of the Rose Bay marina, Sperry Odyssey Australia launch @ Regatta.
On the deck, Sperry Odyssey Australia launch @ Regatta with Swimming Australia.
Bondi Ink tattooists tattooing Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes. Odyssey Australia launch @ Regatta with Swimming Australia.
Checking out the topsider boat shoes at the Sperry Odyssey Australia launch @ Regatta Rose Bay.
Sperry Odyssey Australia launch @ Regatta with Swimming Australia.

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3 comments:

vivalaviv.com said...

What a great post! Indeed it was a lovely afternoon at the launch.., good food & drinks; great company; fantastic view and wonderful Sperry boat shoes!! I was thrilled that I got to meet and mingle with Will and Steve - the winners of MKR2015. How cool was that?!!! ;-)

Vivienne http://vivalaviv.com/

Kent Johnson said...

Very cool! Will and Steve, everyone.. A great turn out, flawless event! Cheers Vivienne.

Migrate Me said...

Looks so cool!