[The following is based on actual events. Only the names, locations and events have been changed.]
Sources reveal organizers of the west coast regatta currently known as the San Diego Crew Classic have voted to rename the popular event The Anchorman Regatta, after the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy filmed in and around San Diego, and released in 2004.
A regatta director, who asked to be identified only as Cash Daley, spoke with the Star yesterday about the reasons behind the sudden name change of the event, which turns 40 this year.
“Some call it a regatta ‘mid-life crisis,’ but we’re just trying to keep it fresh,” said Daley. He added, “This definitely has zero to do with The Legend Continues … are you gonna finish that fish taco?”
The Legend Continues is a luxury yacht that arrived in Mission Bay yesterday, and positioned approximately 250 meters from the race course finish line.
The ominous, oddly bird-like “Legend”
Regatta directors and guests have been invited to view the races from the impressive vessel, which another insider tells the Star is stocked with scotch, many leather bound books, and smells of rich mahogany.
Some feel the change of the regatta’s name and the yacht are shameless plugs for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, the follow up to The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and slated to be released later this year.
Others are just happy to see the regatta honor the timeless classic that put San Diego on the map. Well, after the Navy put it on the map.
“I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly,” said Daley.
The name change will occur at 11:59 pm, Saturday, April 6, one minute before the second day of racing.