'Day one back in the office and productivity extremely low as I daydream of the fun, wonderful people and events that I'm sure exceeded eveyone's expectations. The Raid, Hobart Festival, return Raid, Franklin Regatta , film evening, musicals .......... how can we try and emulate that.
You are a very special, colourful, creative and talented group held with a glue seldom found today.
Steve Cranch and I will hatch a cunning plan in the near future. Based on your format, it will include a Raid around the Hauraki Gulf Islands, the Mahurangi Classic Regatta (over 100 year history) , Auckland Anniversary regatta (175 year history) and of course the Interdominion Skiff Regatta in Auckland.
At this juncture please forward this to as many and all interested parties to bolster a database for future comms.
Again our heartfelt thanks for making the events happen and the lifelong friendships forged. '
Note the pic below of 'Wee Tawera' running along with just the jib set. 'Sails like a wutch' we were told, which was true: her oars stayed dry for nearly her entire participation in the two Raids. There has been talk around the shed of the need for more sailing expedition boats: maybe all we need to do is adapt the boats we already have.