The Thugs were a well-organized confederacy of professional assassins, who in gangs of whom 10 to 200 travelled in various guises through India, wormed themselves into the confidence of wayfarers of the wealthier class, and, when a favourable opportunity occurred, strangled them by throwing a handkerchief or noose round their necks, and then plundered and buried them.
This is a large open regatta with several hundred dinghies and open keelboats taking part and with the Wayfarers having their own class start.
We should definitely feel proud as we made wayfarers fight for the win, when we could have easily rolled over.
On the plus side, all the beating gave us the opportunity to wave to some of the other wayfarers whose path we crossed.
A strong sense of history pervades the region, with crumbling forts and tales of famous wayfarers.