Bermagui Triangle! :lol:
Great post couta. Brings back how I remember it. Don’t think it will ever get better than that re boat, owner, prep, crew and weather. Good time to quit goin south^^^ That's my brother...in his virginal Hobart. I've told him to quit while he's ahead ;-) So the family has done alright over the years - Dad pulled a Div win and 5th O'all back in Bacardi days...Bro landed a Div win and 9th O'all...and Voodoo delivered a Div win and 3rd place for me...
Patriot was purchased in QLD from the second owner who imported it from the US (hence the name)..it was then bought by a mate of mine (LR) who changed the name to Moonspinner and campaigned it locally in Melb for a short time before selling it to another mate Jason (Recliner) who then renamed it Patriot and put this campaign together. Recliner had previously owned and successfully campaigned the A31 More Noise...with many of the Patriot crew and myself...so it's been great to see this all come together so successfully..... My time on Moonspinner and knowing Recliners ambition confirmed that this was a boat he'd really enjoy. I coined the phrase "Wolf in sheeps clothing" cos in light air or downwind....it certainly doesn't perform like the aging production boat it appears to be!
Sorry Andrew..just gave myself a big uppercut.That's my brother...