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Ardbeg Day Sydney 2012 Islay-limpics, Aqua Restaurant

 

Ardbeg Day 2012 Sydney – Islay-limpics (funny) photos and story; MiSociety 2 June 2012

Australia leads the world in 2012 at the Islay-limpics on Ardbeg Day
Ardbeg Day Sydney, incorporating the much anticipated Islay-limpics, had much in common with Queen Lizzie’s Diamond Jubilee regatta – much rain!  But a little damp (read torrential rain) was not going to dampen any spirits (we’ll get to those) at the North Sydney Olympic Swimming Pool where athletes, resplendent in white towelling dressing gowns and UGG boots, proudly marched (maybe ‘marched’ is a little strong) in the spectacle of the Grand Opening Parade.

Dave Thornton, stand up comedian and broadcaster, announced Australia as the first of 120 countries worldwide to raise a glass/es to cheer on the magnificent athletic feats about to be achieved.

Islay-limpians were proudly piped around the pool by two sterling chaps wearing little more than their bagpipes with the ego inflated ‘water polo ponies’ champing at the bit.

Beaut Ballerinas from the champion synchronised swimming team, the Sydney Emeralds, managed to add some sensibility to proceedings prior to the first heats of the Dog Paddle Dash.  Then, the big moment arrived as the ‘water polo’ got underway carrying the official title of the ‘Shorty Doggy Paddle Relay Elimination’.

There was some ‘conversation’ as to whether the ‘pony/doggie’ that exploded on impact with the water should have been disqualified before the championship was taken out by Embassy team, World of Whisky. 

Ardbeg Day ‘Committee Members’ who united in the frivolities by joining the Ardbeg Day website, really got into the spirit of things with the particular spirit of course being the made in Islay (a Scottish Island), smokey and peaty, Ardbeg Whisky.

MiSociety, Ardbeg Embassy officials and Committee Members all had a ball relishing in Ardbeg’s refreshing idea ‘make ‘em laugh out loud’ – and they’ll all come back for more.  Looking forward to the Islay-limpics Sydney 2013 guys.

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Islay - limpics water polo team - Ardbeg Day - Islay-limpics 2012 Sydney

Islay - limpics water polo team

Ardbeg Day - Islay-limpics 2012 Sydney

Jawad Moss, Lisa Wong (Mkg Mgr Ardbeg), Dick Bradley - Ardbeg Day - Islay-limpics 2012 Sydney

Jawad Moss, Lisa Wong (Mkg Mgr Ardbeg), Dick Bradley

Ardbeg Day - Islay-limpics 2012 Sydney

Mandi Balemans (MiSociety), Russ (Chickenstones Band) - Ardbeg Day - Islay-limpics 2012 Sydney

Mandi Balemans (MiSociety), Russ Ohlback (Chickenstones Band)

Ardbeg Day - Islay-limpics 2012 Sydney

Islay - limpics diving for the Ardbeg - Ardbeg Day 2012 Sydney - Islay-limpics

Islay - limpics diving for the Ardbeg

Ardbeg Day 2012 Sydney - Islay-limpics

Ardbeg-limpics torch - Ardbeg Day - Islay-limpics 2012 Sydney

Ardbeg-limpics torch

Ardbeg Day - Islay-limpics 2012 Sydney

Ardbeg Day cheers to the Sydney Harbour Bridge - Islay-limpics Sydney - Ardbeg Day 2012

Ardbeg Day cheers to the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Islay-limpics Sydney - Ardbeg Day 2012

Water Polo Ardbeg style - Islay-limpics Sydney - Ardbeg Day 2012

Water Polo Ardbeg style

Islay-limpics Sydney - Ardbeg Day 2012

Islay-limics dog paddle competitor in swim cap - Ardbeg Day 2012 Sydney - Islay-limpics

Islay-limics dog paddle competitor in swim cap

Ardbeg Day 2012 Sydney - Islay-limpics

Bagpipers in budgie smugglers and Ugg boots - Ardbeg Day - Islay-limpics 2012 Sydney

Bagpipers in budgie smugglers and Ugg boots

Ardbeg Day - Islay-limpics 2012 Sydney

Boris de Vroomen (Moet Hennessy) - Islay-limpics Sydney - Ardbeg Day 2012

Boris de Vroomen (Moet Hennessy)

Islay-limpics Sydney - Ardbeg Day 2012

Dave Thornton - Ardbeg Day 2012 Sydney - Islay-limpics

Dave Thornton

Ardbeg Day 2012 Sydney - Islay-limpics

Islay - limpics bagpipers in budgie smugglers - Ardbeg Day 2012 Sydney - Islay-limpics

Islay - limpics bagpipers in budgie smugglers

Ardbeg Day 2012 Sydney - Islay-limpics

Garth Foster, Ben Baranow - Ardbeg Day 2012 Sydney - Islay-limpics

Garth Foster, Ben Baranow

Ardbeg Day 2012 Sydney - Islay-limpics

Islay - limpics grand opening parade - Ardbeg Day 2012 Sydney - Islay-limpics

Islay - limpics grand opening parade

Ardbeg Day 2012 Sydney - Islay-limpics

Islay - limpics grand parade - Ardbeg Day 2012 Sydney - Islay-limpics

Islay - limpics grand parade

Ardbeg Day 2012 Sydney - Islay-limpics

Laura Riddle with the Ardbeg Limited Edition whisky - Ardbeg Day - Islay-limpics 2012 Sydney

Laura Riddle with the Ardbeg Limited Edition whisky

Ardbeg Day - Islay-limpics 2012 Sydney

Ivan Myers (Whiskyworldman), Dave Thornton - Ardbeg Day - Islay-limpics 2012 Sydney

Ivan Myers (Whiskyworldman), Dave Thornton

Ardbeg Day - Islay-limpics 2012 Sydney

Islay-limpics event - Ardbeg Day - Islay-limpics 2012 Sydney

Islay-limpics event

Ardbeg Day - Islay-limpics 2012 Sydney

Islay-limpics event - don't try this after a few Ardbegs - Ardbeg Day - Islay-limpics 2012 Sydney

Islay-limpics event - don't try this after a few Ardbegs

Ardbeg Day - Islay-limpics 2012 Sydney

Islay - limpics synchronised swimming - Ardbeg Day - Islay-limpics 2012 Sydney

Islay - limpics synchronised swimming

Ardbeg Day - Islay-limpics 2012 Sydney

Ardbeg Day Limited Edition Whisky - Ardbeg Day 2012 Sydney - Islay-limpics

Ardbeg Day Limited Edition Whisky

Ardbeg Day 2012 Sydney - Islay-limpics

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