Sydney to Hobart 1945


Super Anarchist
Bay Area, CA
Lovely story of a good bit of history.  Thanks for posting.

Offshore racing in my early days was a bit more civilised in the eating department than it is now.

Round the Fastnet Rock in 75 in a 28-foot half-tonner, we cleated off the spinnaker sheet, and five of us sat down below to roast lamb, veg and potatoes, and a couple of glasses of Beaujolais.  The nipper (Johnny Lawrence), who we'd left up there driving to the kite, was bleating for his share.  Nippers get left-overs.



Fucking Legend
Palma de Mallorca
Jack Earl with Kathleen Gillette sheltered from that first gale in Kiama, the crew went ashore and went to the movies and left the following morning.

They sheltered from the next gale behind Montague Island. They anchored up, got the gun and went rabbit shooting on the island.