I am sitting here trying to figure out what to say. Massive. Huge. Epic. Is pretty much all I can come up with. I spent 4 days at Sail Sydney on the Start / Finish boat for Course area B and I am exhausted. We had all sorts of classes including: 470, 420, 49er and FX, Windsurfers, Access Classes, 2.4, 29er, Moths etc. At times finishing boats of such varying speeds was a little interesting. It was great to work with some other start teams to see how they do things.
It was great to see Tom Slingsby and Iain Jensen get out on their Moths and have some fun away from their Olympic Classes. Starting and finishing the Moths was certainly interesting. Although we did have some very light air on the last day which meant low ride starts for the Moths. Old School! Thanks to those who put some DeckHardware stickers on their boats.
Sail Sydney was a huge event with over 460 competitors. Amazing turnout!
Saturday was a pretty big effort. I did the Radio show in the morning then rushed to MHYC to jump on the start boat so Dad could take me around to get on the WSC start boat. I jumped into a RIB to transfer in between. Literally going from one side of the RIB to the other as it was easier than transferring between the bigger boats. Thanks to Dad for the delivery!
Sailing Chix with Nix is going amazingly well and appeared on the front page of Sailing Anarchy last week as a show to listen too. We are being received so well in the wider community and had the chance to talk to Mark Richards and Carl Crafoord on Saturday about their Hobart experiences. We are looking forward to Boxing Day and talking to them before the race start along with many others.
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