(late) Sir Peter Blakes ex boat Lion New Zealand
One of my most memorable trips (1998) was when a group of then running mates hired the ex Sir Peter Blakes Whitbread Racer Lion New Zealand , 24 metre Maxi Yacht.
We sailed from Wellington Harbour across the straits to the Malborough Sounds and return , we should have been back late afternoon , but with some gear failure and then putting in some tacks we arrived back in Wellington aprox. 9pm.
We had the captain/owner and two crew otherwise that was it, our wives are now really sick about hearing about it , however many stories come out everytime we are to-gether, some are growing!
I am concerned that some people think I am a sailor , in case I didnt make the above clear, this was a one off , although i'd love to do it again.9 just want to keep the records straight)