i spent good friday on “loose cannon”, the starter boat for the brisbane to gladstone yacht race. it was a great experience with the yachts circling us, then vying for top position before the race. great people on board too.
the gun sounded, 4 shots in total, flags were raised and the race began. we had been asked to focus on 3 multihull yachts, “attitude”, “chill pill” and “mojo” but i was taken with the trimaran “team australia” which eventually won. she is a beautiful french craft and the crew looked super efficient, with a few women among the men.
we followed the yachts out to redcliffe, where the wind picked up and then returned home, briefly entertained by an 18ft skiff race.