Leg 4, Race 5 to Sydney Reflections
For me this race will be remembered for a number if things:
What made it tougher again was the reduced crew numbers, sometimes there were only 6 of us on watch. When you compare this to other boats that have 22 crew at their disposal, hence 11 in each watch, and they get all 22 up to do a headsail change it makes our achievement all the greater I believe. It’s not insignificant that the top 3 boats all have a full crew complement.
We now have a long list of maintenance and sail repair jobs to work through before the start of the next race which will see the fleet competing in the famous Sydney Hobart race. For me it’s winch maintenance and repair again……. All being well we will get a couple of days of to look round Sydney and there is nothing planned for Xmas day I believe in terms of boat jobs!?!
To help us recover, our sponsors, Mission Performance, have paid for us all to have a massage today. Greatly appreciated!!
Oh yeah, guess what shirt I’ll wearing at the first sailing association regatta in the new year?