Once again this year we were delighted last week to welcome Lindsay May and see to his graphic account of the recent Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, his 45th consecutive race.

 

Perhaps it is because a number of the sailors participating in this internationally regarded event are also very talented photographers, the photos that Lindsay has for us each year seem to get better and better! This year’s account held special interest too for the sailors among us. Lindsay’s detailed expert description of how the crew on Kialoa II managed to overcome a broken boom to complete the race drew many questions and appreciative comments. Needless to say, the events in the Harbour after the start and the resulting controversial protest penalty were also discussed openly in Lindsay’s inimical style.

 

As our Bulletin goes out this week, Intrepid Jaz is crossing the Nullarbor Plain after spending a few days in Adelaide to wait for the very hot weather to pass. See her progress on Page 3.

 

On Tuesday we welcome DG Peter Ward. It is an excellent opportunity for us to reflect on our present position, what we have achieved and how we are placed to move on toward a new era under the guidance of President-Elect Allan. I welcome everyone’s participation.

 

 

Iain