Offshore Yachting : February March 2008
get us home. The pressure comes when you see valuable seconds, minutes and hours slipping away because the wind has gone light and you can't do anything about it -- that's when you must accept it and stay calm." Emotional moments continued to flow as the remainder of the fleet came home, especially when 80-year-old Lou Abrahams arrived aboard his Sydney 38, Challenge. Having equalled the record of 44 Hobart races, Lou, who is a two-time winner, announced his retirement: "This year I was more a passenger than a participant," he said. "You're just too old to do things on deck and that makes it harder on the crew." Northern Tasmania would suit any traveller to a tee. Just a short distance from Launceston and the picturesque Tamar Valley wineries, Barnbougle Dunes is a world-class links golf course set in a world-class location. Play surrounded by towering dunes and the roar of the ocean. Or discover sumptuous food and award-winning wine close at hand. For more information visit www.discovertasmania.com or call 1800 672 169. BRIDPORT Gofora beautiful long drive along the coast of Tasmania. Skandia off Tasman Island, after she broke her topmast while broaching Chutzpah was one of the favourites from Victoria Daniel Forster-Rolex Andrea Francolini.
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