K&J: Sydney, Australia - Nemesis: Chico, California
Jeff & Kirsty
We now have the South Pacific trip behind us. What a glorious year and a half. We averaged 5.5 knots on our ~12,000 mile voyage. We made landfall into Australia at Bundaberg. [...] Sydney was magnificent for the Maxi-Yacht racing, X-mas, the start of the Sydney to Hobart, and the New Years Eve fireworks were breath-taking. We have now settled down into work and "normal" life, but Nemesis is done growing grass under her keel. Cruising equipment is coming off, Doyle sails were ordered, she's getting close to fighting weight. Ocean racing calls, the Sydney Hobart is now in our sights!
Kirsty and I got engaged in March and were married in November... Bought a house in Surry Hills AND prepping for the 2010 Sydney Hobart race! Trust me, never take on these three things in the same year! This year racing will be quite different, now we aren't living on the boat and can actually [...]