|Wild Oats X, with the Prince of Denmark aboard.|
XI is 9 metres longer!
|Dorade under sail|
A upwind beat down Whitsunday Passage with a hundred other yachts tacking back and forward. Helicopters, Wild Oats X and XI, Black Jack and Fred (Crown Prince of Denmark). A loop around Lindeman Island, all fleets squeezing through the narrow passage and pop, out come the kites. Over two hundred yachts barrelling down to the finish under a glorious array of colourful spinnakers.
What a great week of racing! After a slow start, big mistakes and broken stuff, we got our act together. With two podium finishes and able to drop our ninth place, we came a very respectable fifth overall.
|Second Place in Race Four - hooray!|
|Spinnakers behind us as we rounded Lindeman Island - beautiful!|