Wow the Sydney Internationl Boat Show is over already, and it’s on to the next step. Tick another box!
The last days of the show went well with the exception of me doing so much talking that I started losing my voice! All that talking was hard work, but I did finally have the chance to take a bit of time off – maybe a good thing considering how much work we’ve got in front of us! Now it’s time to make new work lists and get back into it.
As the show gates closed, it was back to work. Our once beautiful targa frame was dismantled, cut up and sent off to be used as a template for the new frame. I can’t say that it felt very nice seeing all that work lying on the ground in a tangle of bent stainless.
Another thing that I had the chance to do was to stop into the Maritime Museum which is now the home of Kay Cottee’s yacht, First Lady. Kay was the first lady to sail solo around the world non-stop. I really enjoyed having a good look around her boat and picked up some great ideas. Even though my Pink Lady and First Lady are completely different boats, it was interesting to see the similar ways they’ve both been set up for strength and solo sailing.
On Tuesday morning we were up early to pull the rig out and get ready for the boat to be trucked home but . . . well, nothing ever goes quite to plan, and this time the truck was delayed before reaching us. Oh well, all part of the fun!