stormy petrel


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stormy petrel

One who enjoys conflict and is often associated with it; a troublemaker. The phrase refers to a seabird of the same name that was thought to indicate bad weather. Todd is just a stormy petrel, causing trouble everywhere he goes!
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In 1924, Anderson's Stormy Petrels became Southern champions when they won twenty of twenty-two games, compiling a .909 winning percentage.
"So, with Leslie and me having bought Stormy Petrel V, and us enjoying last year's regatta so much when sailing as crew with friends, we decided to race our own boat this year.
See also Miller, Billy Mitchell: "Stormy Petrel," 39; and White, Mason Patrick, 116.
Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR), the stormy petrel of the party, entered politics at the age of 32.
"There was some tight racing out there today--we had a tacking duel with Stormy Petrel as we made our way to the finish line; and we were hunted by Gusto all afternoon but managed to hold them off," Peter Lewis said.
After pitching its demand high, the Congress has come down to make up with Sharad Pawar's National Congress Party in Maharashtra, stormy petrel Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal and the charge-sheeted Shibu Soren in Jharkhand.
In the Grant Thornton Short Haul Pointscore Series, One More No More (Ian and Shane Guanaria) maintains a commanding lead in the IRC division from Stormy Petrel (Kevin O'Shea) and Elusive (Paul Billingham and Pete McGee) third.
I offer my congratulations to the overall division winners: Duende (Damian Parkes) Division A1: Black Sheep (Derek and Marl in Sheppard) Division A2; Assassin (Clare Crawford) Division B; Reve (Kevin Whelan) Division C: Vamos (Tim Ryan) Division D; Devils Lair (Barry Crook) Division E; L'Eau Co (Grant Pollock) Division F; Luce Change (Adrian McGrath) Division G: Noakes Blue (Shaun McKnight) Division H: Valkyrie (Christian Nicks) Division J1; L'Attitude (Robert Hunt, Jon Short and Miles Bastick) Division J2; Stormy Petrel (Kevin O'Shea) Division K; and The Goat (Bruce Foye) Sydney 38 Division.
For Kevin O'Shea's classic Sparkman & Stephens designed 36-footer Stormy Petrel, his 13th CYCA Winter Series was lucky as O'Shea won Division K overall from Star Ferry (John Conroy) and LuLu Belle (Peter Lewis).
It was the same year the property developer/marine business owner won the One-Ton World Cup with Stormy Petrel, before going on to captain Australia to victory in the fatal 1979 Admiral's Cup and other international triumphs, culminating in his being awarded an OBE and other accolades.
St Hilliers Quest is a Nelson/Marek 46 which won the 2002 Rolex Sydney Hobart and many other major regattas while Stormy Petrel, an S&S 36, won the 1971 world One Ton Cup.
For the 1971 One Ton Cup in Auckland, the then prestigious level rating rule, Newland persuaded Sydney yachtsman Syd Fischer to charter the Sparkman & Stephens-designed Stormy Petrel.
Maria was one of three Australian yachts to contest the World One Ton Cup in New Zealand in 1970, won by the Sydney yacht Stormy Petrel, and in December the following year Des Cooper and his crew sailed Maria in the Sydney Hobart.
Another highly successful S&S design for an Australian owner was Stormy Petrel, designed to the International One Ton rule and winner of the 1971 One Ton Cup in New Zealand.