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There is a football team in England called Sheffield Wednesday. The name derives from the fact that the miners were given Wednesday afternoon off to play football, remembering that they would have been working at least six days a week.
Maybe something similar in yacht racing where in the old days the crews of the rich man's boat were fulltime paid members.

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