Boxing day needed a reasonably early start to get through the Spit Bridge at its 08.30 opening and we followed Eve, single-handing her lovely ketch Auntie, through. We met Eve in NZ, so this is typical of the 'small world' moments we keep getting on the boat (two days ago we passed Brian and Sue on Darramy, whom we first met 3 years ago in Tonga).
|We were followed by one of the Clipper round-the-world yachts|
|Looking back down towards the Harbour Bridge and the start line|
|The Maxi yachts head towards us - the commercial cruise boats make a fortune from this event|
|The smaller boats heading towards Sydney Heads|
|It's a HUGE spectator even, both on land and sea|
|Conditions were perfect for a fast race|