Sydney Hobart Disaster

I am sure a lot will be written in all sailing periodicals this month about the last Sydney to Hobart Race. It was very sad to hear of people losing their lives. It seems so senseless for a sport. The recounting of the conditions that I have heard from crew on Sayonara is incredible. For someone who just went around the world on a sailboat, obviously very exposed at times, I can tell you that it is very humbling to observe what happened in Australia. My heart goes out to the families of the sailors who were lost. I knew Glen Charles from Star sailing and so I am particularly sad about his loss.

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